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Lisa Donovan (born June 11, 1980) is an American actress. As of December 2011 her YouTube channel has over 609,000 subscribers and 185 million video views, putting it in the top 100 channels on YouTube. She is one of the co-founders of Maker Studios, which helps develop YouTube personalities.
She is also a founder of Zappin Productions, a production company specializing in viral videos. She is currently in charge of Creative Development.
Donovan uploaded her first video, "Introducing LisaNova," to YouTube on June 7, 2006. She has parodied a number of celebrities and public figures; her impersonation of Sarah Palin was praised in Wired as "ruthlessly hilarious", and in 2008 Ralph Nader made a guest appearance in one of the skits. Her 2010 half-hour interview of Katy Perry on Perry's official YouTube channel has received over 4.7 million views. In a Forbes magazine article, YouTube founder Chad Hurley highlighted Donovan's success as an example of the changing paradigm of entertainment. Donovan is also a co-creator of the popular YouTube channel 'The Station'.
Donovan was one of the first YouTube content creators to cross over in to mainstream Hollywood when she was cast on MADtv in
Jessica Chobot (born Jessica Lynn Horn) is an American on-camera host and staff writer for IGN. She is best known for hosting the IGN shows IGN Strategize and Weekly Wood, which also runs on Xbox Live and used to present the IGN Daily Fix.
Jessica Chobot was born on July 7, 1977, in Buffalo, New York. Her family moved from town to town frequently during her youth. Before entering high school, Chobot lived in several places on the East Coast in the Midwest.
Chobot gained exposure when a tongue-in-cheek modeling photo of her licking the Sony PSP appeared online in 2005. The photo has been widely parodied since, even appearing on Sony-branded advertising. Supplementing her love of video games is an obsession with Japanese culture, specifically anime and manga.
In 2006, Chobot was hired full-time by IGN.com to take over hosting responsibilities for the network's IGN Weekly show which is still running. Her segments included stand-up introductions as well as "woman-on-the-street" pieces. Starting in 2009 and ending in 2011, Chobot hosted a daily show entitled "IGN Daily Fix"; the first episode aired March 23, 2009. In addition, she contributes columns, features and reviews and runs a
Totally Socks is a comedy web series featuring a troupe of sock puppets performing SNL style sketches, parodies and songs. With the independent puppet (no controller visible) and the animated backgrounds, it resembles a cross between animation and puppetry.
The “Angel of Christmas Love Shining Bright” was initially published as a poem composed of 10 haiku stanzas in The Bridge of Silver Wings and later in The River of Winged Dreams. It subsequently was released as a multi-media project that combines the music of England’s Sara L. Russell, the photography of the United States’ Kimmy Van Kooten, and the poetry of the U.S. author Aberjhani.
Kathryn Felicia Day (born June 28, 1979) is an American actress and writer.
She may be best known for her work as "Vi" on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for parts in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the Internet musical, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. She is also the star, script writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild, a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption. Day was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Web Television beginning December 2009 until the end of July 2012.
Day began her acting career at the age of 7 when she starred as Scout in a local production of To Kill a Mockingbird. She studied operatic singing and ballet professionally, performing at concerts and competitions nationwide. Home-schooled throughout much of her childhood, she began college at the age of 16.
She was a National Merit Scholar (1995) and graduated as valedictorian of her class. An accomplished violinist, Day was accepted to the Juilliard School of Music but chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship in violin
A cinematographer is one photographing with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography). The title is generally equivalent to director of photography (DP), used to designate a chief over the camera and lighting crews working on a film, responsible for achieving artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The term "cinematographer" has been a point of contention for some time now; some professionals insist that it only applies when the director of photography and camera operator are the same person, although this is far from being uniformly the case. To most, "cinematographer" and "director of photography" are interchangeable terms.
In the English system, the director of photography is called the lighting cameraperson, and has responsibilities that differ from those of the camera operator to the point that the lighting cameraperson is consulted, but has no final say over more purely camera operating-based visual elements such as framing. This system means that the director consults the lighting cameraperson for lighting and filtration and the operator for framing and lens choices. The lighting cameraperson is responsible for lighting
Leave to Enter is a British television web series, written and created by Sean McConaghy, and first aired in 2009 via the show's official website. Shot on a shoestring budget, Leave to Enter is the debut production from Room Enough Productions, a company started in 2009 by Sean McConaghy, David Palliser and Jon Baldwin.
The show follows Sean McCaffrey (played by creator Sean McConaghy), an Irish-American chef living in London. Sean generally manages to get on the wrong side of whatever, or whomever, he comes across (the show's tagline is "Who will he piss off today?") The central relationship is that between him and his ever-patient Irish girlfriend Donnla (played by his real-life partner Donnla Hughes). The show features a whole swathe of characters from Sean's London life: the "famous" actor Ben, his wanna-be restauranteur friend Adam, the off-beat Will and his Icelandic sidekick Mel, and Donnla's combative sister Marie.
A running theme through the show is whether Sean actually has the right to live in the United Kingdom and "leave to enter" comes from the technical term for someone granted entry by UK immigration. This is first touched on in the second episode, "The Letter",
Riese: Kingdom Falling is a science fiction-fantasy series which debuted online on November 2, 2009 (under the title Riese: The Series). The series is about a traveller named Riese, a wanderer, who flees across the wartorn lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Hunted by a terrifying religious group, The Sect, Riese must evade the assassins that have been sent to kill her and discover their true objective.
Riese is co-created by Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff, and produced by Galen Fletcher and Nicholas Humphries. Production of the first five episodes was completed on Sept. 2, 2009. The first chapter went online during the fall of 2009 and was very successful, so that a second chapter was developed. This drew Syfy's attention: Syfy digital owned by NBC Universal decided to buy the broadcasting rights.
The cast of Riese includes actors and actresses from other notable science fiction and fantasy television series, such as Stargate and Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping; Sanctuary's Ryan Robbins and Emilie Ullerup; Stargate Universe's Patrick Gilmore and Peter Kelamis; Stargate Atlantis's Ben Cotton; Battlestar Galactica's Alessandro Juliani and Smallville's Allison Mack.
Syfy started airing
Zachary Levi Pugh (/ˈzækəri ˈliːvaɪ/; born September 29, 1980), better known by his stage name Zachary Levi, is an American actor, director, and singer known for the roles of Kipp Steadman in Less than Perfect, Chuck Bartowski in Chuck, and Flynn Rider in Tangled.
Zachary Levi was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the son of Susan M. (née Hoctor) and Darrell Alton Pugh. He is the middle child between two sisters, Sarah and Shekinah. He is of Welsh ancestry. As a child, his family moved all over the country before finally heading back to their home in Ventura, California, where Levi attended Buena High School for four years. He began acting in theatre at the age of six, performing lead roles in regional productions such as Grease," The Outsiders," and "Oklahoma," as well as "Oliver," "The Wizard of Oz," and Big River at the Ojai Art Center.
Levi first appeared in the FX television movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie. He played Kipp Steadman on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect. He also portrayed a potential boyfriend of Charisma Carpenter's character, Jane, in the ABC Family television movie See Jane Date. Levi was slated to be a lead in an ABC pilot called Three for the
A composer (Latin com+ponere, literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material through electronic media. The level of distinction between composers and other musicians varies, which affects issues such as copyright and the deference given to individual interpretations of a particular piece of music. In the development of European music, the function of composing music initially did not have much greater importance than that of performing it. The preservation of individual compositions did not receive enormous attention and musicians generally had no qualms about modifying compositions for performance. Over time, however, the written notation of the composer came to be treated as strict instructions from which performers should not deviate without good practical or artistic reason. Performers do, however, play the music and interpret it in a way that is all their own. In fact, in the concerto form, the soloist would often compose and perform a cadenza as a way to express their individual interpretation of the piece.
Inasmuch as the role
Christopher Ashton Kutcher (/ˈkʊtʃər/; born February 7, 1978), best known as Ashton Kutcher, is an American actor, producer, former fashion model, and comedian, known for his portrayal of Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. He also created, produced and hosted Punk'd, and played lead roles in the Hollywood films Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian, and What Happens in Vegas. He is also the producer and co-creator of the supernatural TV show Room 401 and the reality TV show Beauty and the Geek. Kutcher currently co-stars in the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men as the character Walden Schmidt.
Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the son of Diane (née Finnegan), a Procter & Gamble employee, and Larry M. Kutcher, a factory worker. His father is of Bohemian descent and his mother is of Irish, German, and Bohemian ancestry. Kutcher was raised in a conservative Roman Catholic family, with an older sister, Tausha, and a fraternal twin, Michael, who had a heart transplant when the brothers were young children. Kutcher's twin brother also has cerebral palsy and is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the
Life In General is a web series which debuted on October 28, 2008 on Strike.TV, an internet network created by Hollywood writers during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. Like the other Strike.TV offerings which were sanctioned by the Writers’ sister union, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Life In General was able to attract major talent to its cast.
A 2-part pilot, Life In General is a scripted show set behind-the-scenes at the 2nd longest running soap opera on TV. The companion piece is Greenville General, the soap opera on which they all work.
In the first episode entitled Out of Control, Courtney is missing, Rod is screwing Maddie, Rachel just found out that her husband cheated on her, and Raymond may have suffered a fatal heart attack. And that’s just behind the scenes.
LIFE IN GENERAL Is a look at the creative process, the politics of network television, the office romances, the backstabbing, lying, deceit and depravity that can only be found on and off the set of a soap opera. These actors, writers, producers and crew members eat, breathe, and sleep Greenville General, the 2nd longest running Daytime Drama on U.S. TV. It's a world as outrageous, compelling,
Ryan Higa is a Japanese American YouTube celebrity, actor, and producer who is best known by his YouTube username of Nigahiga ( /ˈniːɡɑːhiːɡɑː/). Since moving to Las Vegas to study filmmaking at UNLV, Higa's videos are either solo efforts or videos with other people such as KevJumba. They are known for their YouTube comedy videos, which have been viewed over 1.3 billion times. As of October 2012, Higa's YouTube channel, Nigahiga, has over 5.7 million subscribers.
Ryan Higa was born in Hilo, Hawaii on (1990-06-06) June 6, 1990 (age 22). He graduated from Waiakea High School in 2008.
He and Sean Fujiyoshi started posting YouTube videos of themselves lip-synching to songs in mid 2006 while attending Waiakea High School. They quickly expanded beyond songs, with a variety of other comedic pieces. Occasional guest appearances are made by Tim Enos, Ryan Villaruel, Kyle Chun, and Tarynn Nago, collectively known as the "Yabo Crew".
On Christmas Eve of 2008, Higa and Fujiyoshi's two most popular videos, How To Be Gangster and How To Be Emo, were removed due to copyright violations. On January 21, 2009, the nigahiga account was temporarily suspended and was required to remove more copyrighted
Fashion is a general term for a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing or furniture. "Fashion" refers to a distinctive; however, often-habitual trend in a look and dress up of a person, as well as to prevailing styles in behavior. "Fashion" usually is the newest creations made by designers and are bought by only a few number of people; however, often those "fashions" are translated into more established trends. The more technical term, "costume," has become so linked in the public eye with the term "fashion" that the more general term "costume" has in popular use mostly been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term "fashion" means clothing generally, and the study of it. For a broad cross-cultural look at clothing and its place in society, refer to the entries for clothing, costume, and fabrics. The remainder of this article deals with clothing fashions in the Western world.
Early Western travelers, whether to Persia, Turkey, India, or China frequently remark on the absence of changes in fashion there, and observers from these other cultures comment on the unseemly pace of Western
This website is an interactive extension of the best-selling books series “Level 26,” from Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of CSI. Level26.com and the “Level 26” books combined to form a “Digi-novel,” a multi-platform experience that moves the reader from passages in the books to videos right here on Level26.com.
The trilogy follows Steve Dark, a former FBI agent pulled out of retirement to hun down the world’s worst serial killers. Throughout “Dark Origins,” “Dark Prophecy,” and finally “Dark Revelations” Steve Dark is pushed to the limit as he straddles the edge in an effort to capture the worst of the worst.
As you read the Digi-novel, you’ll see calls-to-action that direct you to this website to enter codes that unlock the Cyber-bridges. These short, cinematic scenes take the experience to the next level, immerising you in the action and putting you inside the minds of the most twisted serial killers and the man sent to take them down.
NYC cop Dave is a nerve wreck. He can't take the big city anymore, and wants to go some place calm. But the place he thought was quiet and sweet, is actually something quite.. odd. Welcome to Oddfjord.
Anyone But Me is a live-action, web television drama which first aired in 2008. The show is in serial short-format webisodes, each lasting between six and fifteen minutes, which follow the lives of a group of teenagers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.
Anyone But Me was developed by Tina Cesa Ward and playwright Susan Miller from Ward's original work. Anyone But Me's initial launch and distribution was on Strike.TV. Subsequently it has been offered on its own website and other online video providers such as YouTube and Hulu.
The series centers around the experiences of Vivian McMillan (Rachael Hip-Flores), a sixteen-year-old lesbian whose father's illness prompts the two of them to move from Manhattan to the home of Vivian's maternal aunt in Westchester, roughly 30 minutes away. Vivian attempts to maintain her relationship with her girlfriend Aster Gaston (Nicole Pacent) while enrolling in a new school, negotiating old childhood connections, and establishing a new social circle in what she perceives to be a substantially different environment from her previous home in the city.
As the series begins, Vivian has been living as an openly gay high-school student whose
There are places you won't find in a tourist's guide. Underground bunkers and mysterious hilltop listening stations, built to intercept radio communications. Berlin's abandoned relics from the days of espionage are everywhere, hidden in plain sight. We put our boots on and went exploring.
Web Link(s):Eminem dot net is an unofficial fansite devoted to Eminem and Shady Records.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM) and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem's popularity brought his group, D12, to mainstream recognition. In addition to being a member of D12, Eminem is also one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5'9". Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines including the Rolling Stone magazine which has ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The same magazine has declared him The King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. He has sold more than 42 million tracks and 41.5 million albums in the United States, and 90 million albums worldwide.
Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album, The Slim Shady LP. That first album, The Marshall Mathers LP and his third major album, The Eminem Show, all won Grammy Awards,
Mason Evan Harris was the best "English Language Obscure Foreign Holiday Novelty Songwriter" in the business. That was 5 years ago. Now that his money has run out, he's reluctantly come out of retirement to start a new career as a less-than-enthusiastic jingle writer. The road back to financial stability would be easier if his friends would just leave him alone... and if he was willing to leave his apartment.
Philip Franchina or Franchini (born December 1, 1985), better known by his stage name Philip DeFranco or by his YouTube username "sxephil" is an American video blogger and YouTube celebrity, who is most notable for The Philip DeFranco Show, usually abbreviated PDS, a news show where DeFranco presents a news article, or "newsy type stuff and things" as DeFranco calls it, and then gives his opinion about it. His videos are centered on current events, politics and celebrity gossip in which he gives his opinion, usually presented in an ironic manner and with frequent jump cuts to create a fast-paced feel. He has over 900 million views, and over 2 million subscribers, and is the 17th most subscribed YouTuber as of March 13, 2012. His second YouTube channel, "PhilipDeFranco", includes a series of vlogs which he calls "The Vloggity".
DeFranco started his YouTube channel in 2006. His large audience led to his winning of a Spore Creature Creator contest and Wired's Sexiest Geek of 2008 award, both open access online polls.
Philip Franchina was born in The Bronx, New York, United States. He was a University of South Florida student. He was a biology student at Asheville-Buncombe Technical
Christopher Touch and Nathan Dix are TOUCH 'n DIX - a new comedic web series packed with Music, Mystery and a splash of Self Discovery. Follow the action here: http://www.youtube.com/user/mansuitcomedy
Aberjhani is an American historian, columnist, novelist, poet, and editor. Although well known for his blog articles on literature and politics, he is perhaps best known as co-author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance and author of I Made My Boy Out of Poetry. The encyclopedia won a Choice Academic Title Award in 2004.
Aberjhani grew up in Savannah, Georgia. Upon graduating from Savannah High School in 1975, he studied journalism, creative writing, and the American community at a variety of colleges: Savannah State College (now University); Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida; Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota; Temple University in Philadelphia; and the New College of California in San Francisco. He completed additional studies in journalism at the Fort Benjamin Harrison School of Journalism in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He served a two-year tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force in Fairbanks, Alaska; four years in Suffolk, England; and another two years with the USAF Reserves in [[Charleston, South Carolina. He studied Equal Opportunity and Human Relations Counseling at the DEOMI Institute at Tyndale AFB, Florida.
Aberjhani, the name he assumed for publication as
From Kin Connection:
We're a community of like-minded women celebrating the simple artistry of everyday life.
*Life isn't perfect, but there are perfect moments.
*Style and parenthood are not mutually exclusive.
*Great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone.
*If we find ways to save you time and money - you'll have more of each to spend on what really matters.
*These are the good old days so take the time to slow down.
David Benjamin Wain (born August 1, 1969) is an American comedian, writer, actor and director. He is most widely known for directing the feature films Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer, the 1990s' sketch comedy series The State and for producing/directing/writing the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Wain was a founding member of Stella, along with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black.
Wain was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Wain first began his career in 1991 as a writer/director, with the short film Aisle Six. The film stars Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Patrick Jann and other members of The State. In 1988 while attending NYU, Wain became a founding member of the sketch comedy group The New Group. This group would later come to be known as The State, and in 1993 he and his fellow members created and starred in The State, a sketch show that lasted 26 episodes on MTV. After The State ended, he, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter eventually formed the comedy trio Stella. In 1978, a young David (roughly age eight or nine) gave a video tour of Shaker Heights.
Wain's first feature film Wet Hot American Summer
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (/ˈstɛfəniː dʒərməˈnɑːtə/ STE-fə-nee jurr-mə-NOT-ə; born March 28, 1986), known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of 2007. During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution.
Lady Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". After embarking on the The Fame Ball Tour, she followed the album with The Fame Monster (2009), which spawned the worldwide hit singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro". The Fame Monster's success allowed her
Hosted by Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) Legally Brown brings together for one night comics who just happen to share one common thread or some might say threat, the color of their skin and their perspective on what that means in a post 911 world. Legally Brown comics, Alex Reymundo (Latin Kings of Comedy) Jerry Bednob, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Cristela Alonzo, Last Comic Standing runner up, Willie Barcena, Comedy Central, Omar Elba Egyptian Born and Border Patrol Agent Bubba Gomez a.k.a. Rick Najera poke fun at stereo types and the Arizona immigration law and prove that once and for all funny is truly funny no matter what color or religion you are… oh, and to remind us they are here to stay and live the American dream as all Americans do.
The Gregory Brothers are a US musical group that characterise their music as "Country & Soul, Folk & Roll". Members include Michael Gregory on drums and vocals, Andrew Rose Gregory on guitar and vocals, Evan Gregory on keys and vocals, and Sarah Fullen Gregory (Evan's wife) on bass and vocals. They are most famous for their creation of musical viral videos, most notably the Auto-Tune the News series, which includes the "Bed Intruder Song". The three brothers, originally from Radford, Virginia, moved to Brooklyn, New York in the mid-2000s and met Sarah in the local music scene. The four formed a band in 2007.
The group released their first EP, Meet the Gregory Brothers!, on May 29, 2009. Village Voice music writer Ben Westhoff characterized the effort as "a lounge-y, refreshingly sincere slice of blue-eyed soul", and Jake Frazier of PopSense praised the work, claiming that it "[brought] more to the table than the other 1000+ songs [in his music library]". Westhoff opined that "unfortunately, many of the Brothers' new fans have no patience for anything that's not 'Auto-Tune the News'", though the group itself takes a broader view of its fans' tastes, believing that "there will
Comedy (from the Greek: κωμῳδία, kōmōidía), in the contemporary meaning of the term, is any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or to amuse by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film and stand-up comedy. This sense of the term must be carefully distinguished from its academic one, namely the comic theatre, whose Western origins are found in Ancient Greece. In the Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters. The theatrical genre can be simply described as a dramatic performance which pits two societies against each other in an amusing agon or conflict. Northrop Frye famously depicted these two opposing sides as a "Society of Youth" and a "Society of the Old", but this dichotomy is seldom described as an entirely satisfactory explanation. A later view characterizes the essential agon of comedy as a struggle between a relatively powerless youth and the societal conventions that pose obstacles to his hopes. In this struggle, the youth is understood to be constrained by his lack of social authority, and is left with little choice but to take recourse in ruses which
Central Division is a police drama web series about detectives in the LAPD's downtown precinct (known as Central Division). The show premiered on July 20, 2009. Central Division was created by Aleem Hossain and stars Brian Silverman and Clay Wilcox.
A lack of gritty cop shows on television in 2009 inspired Hossain to create one on the internet. He had been a longtime fan of programs like Homicide: Life on the Streets, NYPD Blue, and The Shield. Hossain wrote and directed all four episodes of Season 1, which were shot on June 27, 2009 in Los Angeles.
The first season of the show centers on Detective Alan Edwards (played by Brian Silverman) and Detective Frank Hodge (played by Clay Wilcox) of the LAPD's central division. After leaving an internal affairs interview the two detectives find a body in the trunk of their car and this sets off the major events of the first season.
Season 1 was well received by web media critics:
Tubefilter's review was titled 'Central Division Brings Back the Punchy Dark Cops Show' and had high praise for the show: "Wow. Central Division is one intense cop drama... check this show out, please, you won’t regret it."
Visioweb said "Brian Silverman and Clay
The day of reckoning has begun. The souls of mankind rest in the unlikely hands of Sierra, an angry heroin-addicted college student, and Thomas Stone, a hunky modern day crusader, assigned to protect her. Unless Sierra returns some misplaced biblical relics to the Vatican, Satan and his army of evil knights will triumph.
Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music which originated in its modern form in the 1950s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms popular music and pop music are often used interchangeably, even though the former is a description of music which is popular (and can include any style), whilst the latter is a specific genre containing qualities of mass appeal.
As a genre, pop music is very eclectic, often borrowing elements from other styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country; nonetheless, there are core elements which define pop. Such include generally short-to-medium length songs, written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and catchy hooks.
So-called "pure pop" music, such as power pop, features all these elements, utilising electric guitars, drums and bass for instrumentation; in the case of such music, the main goal is usually that of being pleasurable to listen to, rather than having much artistic depth. Pop music is generally thought of as a genre which is commercially recorded and desires to have a mass audience
Video Game High School is an action/comedy internet web series by Rocket Jump Studios. It was written by Matthew Arnold, Will Campos and Brian Firenzi and directed by Matthew Arnold, Brandon Laatsch and Freddie Wong. The series stars Josh Blaylock as Brian D, Johanna Braddy as Jenny Matrix, Jimmy Wong as Ted Wong, Ellary Porterfield as Ki Swan, and Brian Firenzi as The Law. Rocket Jump Studios describes it as "a show about best friends, first loves, and finding that perfect head shot."
The series is set in the near future wherein video gaming elevates its best players to stardom by its position as the world's most popular competitive sport. One such celebrity gamer is 'The Law', a master first-person shooter (FPS) player. His fame is so great that a news channel invites him to play a match live on national television; owing to the random selection of the server- and thus the players- on, and with, which to play, he effortlessly kills his opponents. Growing bored, he tries ever more risky ways of killing, and all goes well until a lucky shot from Brian, an ordinary highschool student, kills him. This fortunate shot earns Brian international fame and gains him a place at the 'Video
Adventure films are a genre of film. Unlike action films, they often use their action scenes preferably to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way.
The subgenres of adventure films include, swashbuckler film, disaster films, and historical dramas - which is similar to the epic film genre. Main plot elements include quests for lost continents, a jungle and/or desert settings, characters going on a treasure hunts and heroic journeys for the unknown. Adventure films are mostly set in a period background and may include adapted stories of historical or fictional adventure heroes within the historical context. Kings, battles, rebellion or piracy are commonly seen in adventure films. Adventure films may also be combined with other movie genres such as, science fiction, fantasy and sometimes war films.
The adventure film reached its peak of popularity in 1930s and 1940s Hollywood, when films such as Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Mark of Zorro were regularly made with major stars, notably Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power, who were closely associated with the genre. At the same time, Saturday morning serials were often using many of the same thematic
The show follows Illeana Douglas in a fictionalized version of herself as she quits her Hollywood acting career and goes to work at IKEA in Southern California to find a normal life.
This groundbreaking, multi-award winning web series is called Easy To Assemble. ETA tells the story of Illeana Douglas as she tries to lead a "normal" life with a "normal" job in a local IKEA. She soon finds she cannot leave Hollywood behind when fellow actress Justine Bateman starts an internet talk show called "40 and Bitter" on the floor of IKEA. Soon, both actresses are expected to add some "show biz sparkle" in this yellow and blue collar comedy.
Illeana Douglas was at the forefront of branded entertainment in 2008 when she in partnership with SXM Productions pitched the show to IKEA, resulting in one of the first branded entertainment series. SXM developed Easy to Assemble and produced the show through season 1. Illeana has written, produced, and starred in four seasons of what Ad Week has called "the most successful branded web series of all time." Each season has its own theme and name. Season 1: Art is What You Make It, Season 2: Co-Worker of the Year, Season 2.5: Flying Solo, Season 3:
Crime is the breaking of rules or laws for which some governing authority (via mechanisms such as legal systems) can ultimately prescribe a conviction. Crimes may also result in cautions, rehabilitation or be unenforced. Individual human societies may each define crime and crimes differently, in different localities (state, local, international), at different time stages of the so-called "crime", from planning, disclosure, supposedly intended, supposedly prepared, incomplete, complete or future proclaimed after the "crime".
While every crime violates the law, not every violation of the law counts as a crime; for example: breaches of contract and of other civil law may rank as "offences" or as "infractions". Modern societies generally regard crimes as offences against the public or the state, as distinguished from torts (wrongs against private parties that can give rise to a civil cause of action).
Crime in the social and legal framework is the set of facts or assumptions (causes, consequences and objectives) that are part of a case in which they were committed acts punishable under criminal law, and the application of which depends on the agent of a sentence or security measure
An editor in the professional or traditional sense is generally an individual who makes corrective changes, or edits, in the content or format of a creative work. Such works may deal with the literary arts, musical composition, film, radio programs, or other forms intended for publication or public presentation. The job of a professional editor can range from revising a particular work, such as the text of a book or magazine article, to supervising the publication and distribution of such a work, such as a newspaper or other printed and published materials. Editors are most often identified as those who work to prepare book manuscripts and newspapers for publication.
Web Link(s):Lemon Demon's MySpace page features new songs and news relating to the band.
Neil Stephen Cicierega (born August 23, 1986) is an American comedian, filmmaker, and musician. He is the creator of a genre of Flash animation known as "Animutation". He has also released several albums as a musician under the stage name Lemon Demon.
Cicierega created a genre of dadaist or surrealist Flash animation he termed "Animutation". Animutations feature arbitrary, nonsensical scenes and pop culture imagery and are typically set to novelty or foreign music, often from the Japanese version of Pokémon. One of his earliest works entitled "Hyakugojyuuichi" was published on the web, and was described as a "hit" in 2001 by Salon magazine.
Cicierega's Potter Puppet Pals is a comedy series which parodies Harry Potter. It originated as a pair of Flash animations on Newgrounds in 2003, and later resurfaced in the form of a series of live action puppet shows released onto YouTube and PotterPuppetPals.com, starting in 2006 and continuing to the present. The central characters of the Harry Potter series are portrayed simply by puppets. The most successful Potter Puppet Pals video, the Mysterious Ticking Noise, currently has over 132,245,948 views (as of August 12, 2012). Cicierega has
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible (or at least non-supernatural) content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, parallel universes, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".
Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures. It is similar to, but differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation).
The settings for science fiction are often contrary to known reality, but most science fiction relies on a considerable degree of suspension of disbelief, which is facilitated in the reader's mind by potential scientific explanations or solutions to various fictional elements. Science fiction elements include:
Science fiction is difficult to define, as it includes a wide range of subgenres and themes. Author and editor Damon Knight
Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").
The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial. Within "the arts", music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. It may also be divided among "art music" and "folk music". There is also a strong connection between music and mathematics. Music may be played and heard live, may be part of a dramatic work or film, or may be recorded.
To many people in many cultures, music is an important part of their way of life. Ancient Greek and
Warner Premiere was the direct-to-video label of Warner Home Video, itself the home video unit of Warner Bros.
In 2006, Warner Home Video announced they would enter the market of releasing original direct-to-video films, a market that has proven lucrative for studios over the past few years. They announced much of their output would be follow-ups to films that had done well at the box office theatrically, but wouldn't be expected to do well if a sequel were to be made. The first release under the Warner Premiere banner was the prequel The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning. Their second title release was a sequel to the 1999 hit horror film House on Haunted Hill, titled Return to House on Haunted Hill.
In addition to live-action output, the label was used for several direct-to-video animated movies from Warner's corporate siblings DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. These include the features Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and most recently Superman vs. The Elite.
Biscuithands Web Series: Act I, Scene 1 (Intro)
Wise men journey from the east in search of the starchild, Messiah. They enter the king's court to ask for directions after they lose their way. But they soon discover the king might not have the starchild's best interests in mind.
Woke Up Dead is an American horror/comedy web series starring Jon Heder (best known for Napoleon Dynamite) as a young man who awakes in a full bathtub after 'drowning' and has no heartbeat, prompting his friends to believe him to be a zombie. The show premiered on Sony Pictures Entertainment owned Crackle on October 5, 2009.
Drex Greene (Jon Heder) accepts a pill from a stranger and proceeds to wake up in a bathtub after being under water for over fifteen minutes. His roommate, Matt (Josh Gad), films the happenings from there, which involve morgues, a cute med student named Cassie (Krysten Ritter), detective work, and an unknown stalker.
Woke Up Dead is a production of Electric Farm Entertainment, a company that produced Afterworld, which currently runs on Crackle, along with Gemini Division and Valemont. The show is executive produced by Brent V. Friedman, Stan Rogow, and Jeff Sagansky. Heder's co-stars are Krysten Ritter, Josh Gad, and Wayne Knight. New episodes streamed weekdays through the end of October 2009. The first episode was included on the Zombieland DVD and the entire first season is currently airing in Australia on the Sci Fi Channel. A season one DVD was produced,
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Epic Meal Time is a Canadian YouTube cooking show known for creating extremely high-calorie meals, generally out of meat products (with particular emphasis on bacon) and including alcohol (especially Jack Daniel's). It debuted in October 2010, and since then has started to release an episode every Tuesday. It is hosted by Harley Morenstein and a group of his friends. They are now represented by The Gersh Agency and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, and have signed with Internet television network Revision3. Epic Meal Time won the 2011 Shorty Award in the Food Category.
The series began in Montreal, Quebec, the group's place of origin, but recently, episodes have been filmed in California, where several guest stars, such as Tony Hawk and Smosh, made appearances.
The idea for Epic Meal Time was created when a friend filmed Morenstein eating a Wendy's hamburger that contained six beef patties and eighteen bacon strips to the theme song from The Terminator. They posted the footage on YouTube, where it gathered thousands of hits. They decided to film the first episode of Epic Meal Time, titled "The Worst Pizza
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and film producer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David, and, in the show's final two seasons, co-executive-produced.
In his first major foray back into the media since the finale of Seinfeld, he co-wrote and co-produced the film Bee Movie, also voicing the lead role of Barry B. Benson. In February 2010, Seinfeld premiered a reality TV series called The Marriage Ref on NBC. Seinfeld directed Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York which ran until January 8, 2011.
Seinfeld is known for specializing in observational humor, often focusing on personal relationships and uncomfortable social obligations. Comedy Central ranked Jerry Seinfeld as one of the twelve greatest stand-up comedians of all time in its four-part special The 100 Greatest Standups Of All Time.
Seinfeld was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. His father, Kalmen Seinfeld (1918–1985), was of Austrian Jewish background and was a sign maker;
Karmin is an American pop duo consisting of engaged couple Amy Heidemann (born April 29, 1986) and Nick (Louis) Noonan (born April 27, 1986). They are best known for their song "Brokenhearted," which reached the top 20 in their native United States, and the top 10 of the charts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. They had been known previously for their covers, including Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass." Their original song "Take It Away" was used in promos for the 2011 NBA Finals.
Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan met while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Heidemann is a graduate from Seward High School in Nebraska. Noonan graduated from Old Town High School in Maine, where he was a member of the concert band and jazz ensemble. They released their first EP, Inside Out, in May 2010, also getting engaged later that year.
The duo's popularity grew from an appearance on the daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as exposure on YouTube, achieving more than 200 million views. The duo gained popularity after being discussed on reddit, and their video for "Look at Me Now" was posted on Ryan Seacrest's blog. The group later
Know Your Meme is a web site and video series which documents various Internet memes and other online phenomena, such as viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more. It also investigates new and changing memes through research, as it commercializes on the culture. Originally produced by Rocketboom, the website was acquired in March 2011 by Cheezburger Network. Know Your Meme includes sections for confirmed, submitted, deadpooled (rejected), researching and popular memes.
The Know Your Meme project started in December 2007 as a limited-run video series created by Kenyatta Cheese, Elspeth Rountree, Jamie Wilkinson, and Andrew Baron. The website, titled Know Your Meme: Internet Meme Database, was started as a supplement to the series and contains more than 1300 entries that are "confirmed" memes as of October 2012. In a manner similar to Wikipedia, anybody with an account can submit meme entries to the website and submit relevant images that help further document the memes. The administrators have say over what gets confirmed and what gets "Deadpooled" or rejected. Some of the meme entries are graphic and Not Safe For Work. NSFW entries are given warnings and ads are
A puppet is an inanimate object or representational figure animated or manipulated by an entertainer, who is called a puppeteer. It is used in puppetry, a play or a presentation that is a very ancient form of theatre.
There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction. They may even be found objects.
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) discusses puppets in On the Motion of Animals.
Puppetry by its nature is a flexible and inventive medium, and many puppet companies work with combinations of puppet forms, and incorporate real objects into their performances. They might, for example, incorporate "performing objects" such as torn paper for snow, or a sign board with words as narrative devices within a production. The following are, alphabetically, the basic and conventional forms of puppet:
The Black Light Puppet is a form of puppetry where the puppets are operated on a stage lit only with ultraviolet lighting, which both hides the puppeteer and accentuates the colours of the puppet... The puppeteers perform dressed in black against a black
Dramatic series about three friends, navigating through the rough terrain of love and relationships while living in Harlem, NYC. Owen (Al Thompson-'The Royal Tenenbaums'), Sellars (Dorian Missick-'Lucky Number), Ryan Vigilant.
Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director, writer and producer. Singer won critical acclaim for his work on The Usual Suspects, and is especially well-known among fans of the science fiction and superhero genres for his work on the X-Men films and Superman Returns.
Singer was born in New York City, and was adopted by Grace Singer (née Sinden), an environmental activist, and Norbert Dave Singer, a corporate executive. He grew up in a Jewish household in West Windsor Township, New Jersey. He attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South (formerly just West Windsor-Plainsboro High School), graduating in 1984. For college, Singer studied filmmaking for two years at New York's School of Visual Arts and later transferred to the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. Actors Lori and Marc Singer are his cousins. He is openly gay and has said that his life experiences of growing up as a minority influenced his movies. He was diagnosed with dyslexia.
After graduating, Singer directed a short film called Lion's Den involving a number of friends, including actor Ethan Hawke whom he knew from his childhood in New Jersey and editor John Ottman who he had met
Fast Lane Daily, sometimes referred to as FLD, is an Internet-based video newscast about the automotive industry. Fast Lane Daily is part of AutoStream, Inc.. Its first episode first aired on February 17, 2007.
FLD is currently hosted by Derek DeAngelis and runs daily, Monday through Friday. Alex Roy, JF Musial, and Leo Parente have now moved to the DRIVE channel. Past FLD hosts include Tinabeth Piña, Alex Gizela, Carrie Milbank, Michael Spinelli and Ray Wert of Jalopnik.com, Gumball 3000 veteran Alex Roy of Team Polizei, Richard Owens of Supercars.net, and Bullrun rally driver Ashley Van Dyke.
As of July, 2011, FLD has over 87,900 YouTube subscribers and has shot over 1,100 episodes (available on its Youtube channel), one of the highest episode counts for an internet show. Historical view count for FLD on YouTube stands at 155 million as of October 2012
On December 20, 2010, FLD aired its 1,000th episode. Most of the clips in the episode were recorded at the Nürburgring when the crew took a trip to Germany during Halloween of the same year. Unlike most episodes, which are normally 5 minutes in length, the 1,000th episode ran for over 20 minutes and was the first one in high
Josh Gad stars as Gigi, a lovable foreigner with dreams of fitting in as an "average American." This slapstick comedy series follows Gigi's adventures where he will let nothing – not his lack of street smarts, nor his incomprehensible grasp of the English language – stand in his way.
Gad is a TV, film, and stage actor who stars in the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q). Gad's credits also include Love and Other Drugs, 21 and Back to You, and his recurring role as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Gigi: Almost American is a co-production of BBC Worldwide Productions, My Damn Channel and the comedy troupe, The Lost Nomads.
Killer Hope is a series of interviews done at the Sundance Film Festival by Christine Vachon and Ted Hope.
They were release as web exclusive content on Hulu and several other websites in January 2011.
Wilfred is an Australian comedy television series directed by Tony Rogers, produced by Jenny Livingston and starring Jason Gann, Adam Zwar and Cindy Waddingham. Created by Zwar, Gann and Rogers, it was based on their award-winning 2002 short film and later adapted to a series. The story follows the lives of the eponymous dog Wilfred, his owner Sarah, and her boyfriend Adam, who sees Wilfred as a man in a dog suit.
Two seasons were broadcast on SBS One – the first in 2007 and the second in 2010. The series won three AFI Awards and was nominated for a Logie.
Independent Film Channel acquired the international broadcast rights to the original two seasons of Wilfred in 2010. A U.S. version premiered on the cable channel FX on 23 June 2011.
Two of Wilfred's creators, longtime friends Jason Gann and Adam Zwar, met at the University of Southern Queensland in 1990, where Gann studied acting and Zwar studied journalism. Adam Zwar later met future co-star Cindy Waddingham and director Tony Rogers in September 2001 while filming a commercial for HBA health insurance (he was the buck-toothed client who sprayed the slogan "Three for free").
The idea that became Wilfred came from a late-night
Space Race was created out of a desire to develop an exciting and entertaining concept for our children, and also make it educational. The idea came to us on a family trip we took to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Our kids headed straight for the gift shop on arrival, and couldn’t stop playing with a toy Space Shuttle and rocket ship as we explored the museum. We thought, wouldn’t it be cool to create an animated series about spaceships flying to different planets in our Solar System? We spent a year working on the story, and then another six months on the designs and visual imagery of the Space Race world. We hope you enjoy it, and that it also can be a vehicle for kids to learn more about Space, math and science.
Ask A Ninja is a series of comedy videos about the image of ninja in popular culture available in podcast and vodcast form, as well as in mov and wmv file formats. Only two episodes of the series were released in 2009, seven months apart.
In December 2007, television industry trade magazine TelevisionWeek (www.tvweek.com) reported that Ask a Ninja creators Kent Nichols and Doug Sarine made about $100,000 a month in ad revenue and income from merchandising and licensing from the show. In January 2007 Forbes listed The Ninja as one of the top "Fictional Celebrities" on the web.
The series, created by Los Angeles improvisational comedians Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, features a ninja who answers e-mails from "viewers" (a similar format to Ask Zorbak and Strong Bad Email, which was an influence on Ask A Ninja's creators according to Kent Nichols). According to an interview, Ask A Ninja was originally supposed to be an animated show about two Ninjas living in Orange County.
The episodes feature constant and erratic camera-angle changes, as well as enthusiastic and wild hand gestures by the Ninja. Each episode usually ranges from four to seven minutes, usually ending with Ninja's
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry.
Food safety and food security are monitored by agencies like the International Association for Food Protection, World Resources Institute, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Food Information Council. They address issues such as sustainability, biological diversity, climate change, nutritional economics, population growth, water supply, and access to food.
The right to food is a human right derived from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), recognizing the "right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food", as well as the "fundamental right to
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit American public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia.
PBS is the most prominent provider of television programs to U.S. public television stations, distributing series such as PBS NewsHour, Masterpiece, and Frontline. Since the mid-2000s, Roper polls commissioned by PBS have consistently placed the service as America's most-trusted national institution. However, PBS is not responsible for all programming carried on public TV stations; in fact, stations usually receive a large portion of their content (including most pledge drive specials) from third-party sources, such as American Public Television, NETA, WTTW National Productions and independent producers. This distinction is a frequent source of viewer confusion.
PBS also has a subsidiary called National Datacast (NDI), which offers datacasting services via member stations. This helps PBS and its member stations earn extra revenue.
PBS was founded on October 5, 1970, at which time it took over many of the functions of its predecessor, National Educational
Barats and Bereta is a sketch comedy group consisting of Luke Pierre Barats and Joseph Daniel Bereta. Formed in 2003, the duo originally made videos to amuse friends, often combining real and fictional acts. They had met when both were students of Gonzaga University. These videos eventually made it onto their website and onto YouTube. Their viral videos have also earned them the description of an internet phenomenon. They currently have over 385,108 subscribers on YouTube. Views of videos released in 2006 have topped over ten million but more recent videos have failed to generate 500,000 views.
NBC signed them for a one year deal in 2006. Although "This is Culdesac", the sketch comedy pilot they produced, directed, wrote, edited, and acted in under contract, was not picked up by NBC, their next television project, a more traditional sitcom, was. The pilot, however, did not result in the series reaching the air.
Joe Bereta is currently a co-host on SourceFed.
“Angel of Better Days to Come” is a work of visual art by the artist Luther E. Vann as well as a poem by the author Aberjhani published in ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love. The poem has also been published in the book The River of Winged Dreams and is a video featured on YouTube. It is composed of 10 linking haikus describing a series of shifts in emotional and spiritual awareness.
Babelgum is a free-to-view Internet television platform supported by advertising. The project was set up in 2005 by Italian media and telecommunications entrepreneur Silvio Scaglia (one of the founders of Italian TelCo FASTWEB) and scientist Erik Lumer, with the aim of developing interactive software for distributing TV shows and other forms of video over the Internet.
Babelgum uses streaming TV technology to provide free, on-demand TV content to end users. The company aims to combine the “immersive viewing experience” and visual quality of traditional television with the features made possible by the internet. The beta version of the service was presented on 7 March 2007.
On September 1, 2007 Babelgum launched the Babelgum Online Film Festival, the first global online film festival dedicated to independent film. Viewers voted for the shortlists while a professional jury, chaired by Spike Lee, selected the winners.
In October 2008 the company launched the Babelgum Music Video Awards, another online competition with audience voting, focusing solely on music videos from unsigned artists. The contest was run in partnership with Music Nation and the jury included French director
Classical music is the art music produced in, or rooted in, the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music, encompassing a broad period from roughly the 11th century to present times. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common practice period. It should not be confused with the Classical Era.
European music is largely distinguished from many other non-European and popular musical forms by its system of staff notation, in use since about the 16th century. Western staff notation is used by composers to prescribe to the performer the pitch, speed, meter, individual rhythms and exact execution of a piece of music. This leaves less room for practices such as improvisation and ad libitum ornamentation, that are frequently heard in non-European art music and popular music.
The term "classical music" did not appear until the early 19th century, in an attempt to "canonize" the period from Johann Sebastian Bach to Beethoven as a golden age. The earliest reference to "classical music" recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary is from about 1836.
Given the extremely broad variety of forms, styles, genres, and historical
Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or historical fiction, but boundaries can be, and indeed are, blurred. It has several sub-genres, including detective fiction (such as the whodunnit), legal thriller, courtroom drama and hard-boiled fiction.
While the archetype for a murder mystery dates back to "The Three Apples" in the One Thousand and One Nights, crime fiction began to be considered as a serious genre only around 1900. The earliest known crime novel is "The Rector of Veilbye" by the Danish author Steen Steensen Blicher, published in 1829. Better known are the earlier dark works of Edgar Allan Poe (e.g., "The Murders in the Rue Morgue " (1841), " The Mystery of Marie Roget " (1842), and "The Purloined Letter" (1844). Wilkie Collins' epistolary novel The Woman in White was published in 1860, while The Moonstone (1868) is often thought to be his masterpiece. French author Émile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq (1868) laid the groundwork for the methodical, scientifically minded detective. The evolution of locked room
Mary Lynn Rajskub stars as Dicki, a quirky 40-year old who still lives with her parents. The series follows Dicki's attempts at finding love and friendship anywhere and anyway she can.
Rajskub played Chloe in FOX's "24" and has also appeared in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Modern Family," and "Flight of the Conchords".
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Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Hanks is known for his roles in Apollo 13, Big, That Thing You Do!, The Green Mile, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Charlie Wilson's War, Catch Me If You Can, Forrest Gump, A League of Their Own, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and as the voice of Woody in the Toy Story movie franchise.
He has earned and been nominated for numerous awards during his career, including winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia and a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump, and earning the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the BAFTAs in 2004.
Hanks is also known for his collaboration with film director Steven Spielberg on Saving Private Ryan and the mini-series Band of Brothers, which launched Hanks also as a successful director, producer and writer.
As of 2012, Hanks films have grossed over $4.2 billion at the United States box office alone, and over $8.5 billion worldwide making him the highest all time box office
Kirill Was here is a New York based photographer. His photography documents exactly what you think and what you could only imagine at the most talked about night clubs from NYC to LA. Kirill has also been on the road and on stage with some of the more interesting acts to hit the stage! Watch while we turn the camera on him!
Finding princess charming is a Web series that is meant to help LGBT teens growing up in a harsh community. Finding Princess Charming shows different life situations of teens and ways to overcome their doubt. Our goals and Ideas are to create high production values on a low budget. We want deliver a great performance, and bring stories that will influence teens. We are passionate about Finding Princess Charming, and are happy to be working with the Director Natashia Gebre-Zion, and Actors such as Samantha Elder, Key Dieck, Derick Cantrell, Kenzie and Nikki Saint John, Shela Childs, Chris (rage) Gootee, Emilee Cooley, Kelsii Long, and Eric Sandmore. Many people could relate us to “Degrassi” However our story focuses more on gay story lines. Within the story there is a Lesbian who is adopted, a young girl addicted to drugs, a boy who almost died in a car wreck, a teenage pregnancy, two siblings who have to help their father out with PTSD, and teacher and student love affair.
Scarlet is the protagonist, and her life is basically a Cinderella story, but with a lesbian twist.Aiden is the antagonist, Aiden dislikes homosexual. And will do his best to try and remove them from his community.
Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson is a main Creature, who is known for his intense smell and his knowledge of the Unreal Engine. Many fans and other Creatures consider him the head Creature, and he is the official owner of 'The Creatures LLC'.
Mr. Deity is a series of satirical short films that parody aspects of religion, created by Brian Keith Dalton and distributed by Lazy Eye Pictures. It stars Brian Keith Dalton, Jimbo Marshall, Sean Douglas, and Amy Rohren. It premiered on December 27, 2006. The show was hosted on YouTube, after a spell on Crackle and is currently available on the Mr. Deity channel on youtube. In early 2012 Jimbo Marshall ended his participation to work in his own production company, "Your Video Solution."
In late 2006 director Brian Keith Dalton decided to make a series of short comedy films about God surveying the universe with his assistant. The first episode, called "Mr. Deity and the Evil," features only Dalton and his friend, cinematographer Jimbo Marshall, making decisions about what evils to allow. Jesus appears in the second episode, played by Sean Douglas. Amy Rohren rounded out the cast, portraying Lucifer (or Lucy) later in the first season.
After the last episode of the first season, Dalton signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create a TV version of Mr. Deity for HBO. The deal also made the second season of the web series exclusive to Sony's comedy website, Crackle.com. The
Poker Night is a comedy web series written in late 2010, filmed in two days in February 2012 and finally began a staggered release in July 2012. Poker Night is the saga of four twenty‐something mates who catch up on a weekly basis, ostensibly to play poker. In reality they spend most of these nights making fun of each other and generally goofing off. It takes place across three locations, Gary and Robert’s shared house, Derek’s apartment and Trevor’s parents’ garage.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is best known for its web portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search) and for a variety of other services, including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States. According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo! websites every month. Yahoo itself claims it attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages."
Yahoo! Inc. was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995. On July 16, 2012, former Google executive, Marissa Mayer, was named as Yahoo CEO and President, effective July 17. Yahoo has averaged one CEO a year for the last five years as it struggles to reinvent itself for the next era of the Internet.
In January 1994, Yang and Filo were electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University when they created a website named "Jerry's guide to the
Robert Renwick "Bob" Mortimer (born 23 May 1959 in Middlesbrough) is an English comedian and actor, who is best known for his double act with Vic Reeves (see Vic and Bob). He owns the independent production company Pett Productions with Vic Reeves and Lisa Clark and is the voice of Churchill the Dog in adverts for Churchill Insurance.
Mortimer's biscuit salesman father died, very young, in a car crash and as a result he and his three brothers were brought up by their mother, Eunice. He attended Acklam High School on the site of Acklam Hall in Acklam, Middlesbrough. He trialled for local professional football club Middlesbrough, but was not able to take the sport up due to arthritis. He left school with three A-levels and went on to study law at the Universities of Sussex and Leicester. There, Mortimer became involved in political causes and the punk movement, starting a band called Dog Dirt. After leaving university with an LLM in Welfare Law, he moved to London and became a solicitor for Southwark Council. He then moved to a private practice.
In 1986 Mortimer went to the Goldsmith's Tavern in New Cross, London to see a new show by a comedian called Vic Reeves. Mortimer was
Christina Victoria Grimmie, (born March 12, 1994), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, is a pianist and singer/songwriter known for her covers of hit songs by artists such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and many more. In June 2011, she released her debut EP, Find Me. In June 2012, she told a reporter that she wanted to stop doing covers and start writing only original music. The same month, Grimmie also revealed that she would be working with a new feature band, to be named Rising Tide, which is a teen group originally from her hometown area in New Jersey.
Christina Grimmie is best known for her cover with fellow YouTuber, Sam Tsui, of Nelly's "Just a Dream" which has had about 60 million views between the two official versions of the video as of May 15, 2012. Her first video was "I Don't Wanna Be Torn", originally by Hannah Montana. She first reached YouTube stardom early on with her cover of Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A." on August 2009. Since, she's had over 289 million views and over 1.5 million subscribers on her channel as of May 15, 2012, which has made her the 4th most subscribed musician on YouTube. She also
Maxim is an international men's magazine targeted at heterosexual adult males and based in the United Kingdom, and known for its pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models often pictured scantily dressed but not fully nude, sometimes clothed.
In the United States, Maxim is an industry leader, reporting a circulation of 2.5 million readers which they claim is enough to outsell leading competitors GQ, Esquire, and Details combined. The magazine is now using the brand name to market a myriad other magazines and projects.
Due to its success in its primary markets, Maxim has expanded into many other countries, including Argentina, Canada , India, Indonesia, Israel, Belgium, Romania, the Czech Republic, France (marketed under "Maximal"), Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia (where it stands now as the most popular men's magazine), Serbia, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine and Portugal. A wireless version of the magazine was launched in 2005 across cellular carriers in twenty European and Asian countries.
In 1999, MaximOnline.com was created. It contains content not included in the print
Cynical detective Joss Washburn is hired to solve a missing persons case. That case leads him into a world he never knew existed - a world where the monsters are real and he must stand against them. Airs as three webisodes on December 27, 2012, January 3 & 10, 2013
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an interview series on Funny or Die hosted by Zach Galifianakis. Zach conducts interviews with popular celebrities between two potted ferns. The show is filmed to resemble a low-budget amateur production fit for public-access television. He maintains an awkward and sometimes antagonistic demeanor with his guests, asking them bizarre and inappropriate questions mixed with off-handed non sequiturs. Episodes have included segments in which Galafianakis awkwardly interrupts his guests to promote a stick deodorant.
Discussing the show on ABC News Now, Galifianakis said "The sycophantic way that Hollywood machine runs -- it's fun to make fun of it. That's how 'Between Two Ferns' started." Guests aren't told what will happen in advance according to Galifianakis, "They sit down, they agree to come. There is no discussion beforehand...It just happens, no real prep, no organization whatsoever." He said "inappropriateness is really fun to me...That is kind of the take on 'Between Two Ferns' -- inappropriate humor."
The show started as a short film on Scott Aukerman & B.J. Porter's Fox sketch pilot "The Right Now! Show," a spin-off of their Comedy
DeStorm Power (pronounced day·storm) is an American YouTube personality, musician and comedian. He is the 64th most subscribed user as well as the 16th most subscribed musician on YouTube. His channel, DeStorm, has more than 200 videos which, together, have been watched more than 150 million times.
Power was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 30. After interning and ghostwriting at Atlantic Records, Universal, and various other record labels, Power set out to establish himself as a performer, using YouTube as a platform to share his singing, songwriting, and production skills with the online community. Power's videos are typically comedic, and also often incorporate rapping and beatboxing. He was an accomplished triple jumper and Master personal trainer, and was notably invited to the Olympic Trials.
Power's YouTube channel, registered under the username DeStorm, has 1,400,000 subscribers, and is used primarily for his musical endeavors. It is currently the 8th ranked music channel on YouTube. "What's up World?"—Power's catch phrase—can be heard at the start of every video. Power often composes and performs covers of well known songs or creates content for major brands such as
Cynical private investigator Joss Washburn has seen the worst that humanity has to offer and thinks that nothing can surprise him. But a simple missing person's case changes all of that as Joss finds himself playing a key role in a struggle that has gone on for centuries. This gritty series combines Biblical references, Classical and Celtic mythology to create a world where the fairy tales are real and were never intended for children.
Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. A 'documentary film' was originally shot on film stock — the only medium available — but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. "Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.
In popular myth, the word 'documentary' was coined by Scottish documentarian John Grierson in his review of Robert Flaherty's film Moana (1926), published in the New York Sun on 8 February 1926, written by "The Moviegoer" (a pen name for Grierson).
Grierson's principles of documentary were that cinema's potential for observing life could be exploited in a new art form; that the "original" actor and "original" scene are better guides than their fiction counterparts to interpreting the modern world; and that materials "thus taken from the raw" can be more real than the acted
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer. She is known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.
Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, "Naturally", "Who Says" and "Love You Like a Love Song" and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.
In 2008, Gomez was designated as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Her net worth is estimated between $4 million and 5.5 million.
Gomez was born in Grand Prairie,
John William "Will" Ferrell (/ˈfɛrəl/; born July 16, 1967) is an American comedian, impressionist, actor, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid 1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in the comedy films Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and The Other Guys. He is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson.
Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, the son of Betty Kay (née Overman), a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician with The Righteous Brothers. His parents were both natives of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and moved to California in 1964. Ferrell has Irish ancestry. He has a younger brother, Patrick. When he was 8, his parents divorced. Ferrell said of the divorce, "I was the type of kid who would say, 'Hey Look at the bright side! We'll have two Christmases.'" The divorce
A cartoon is a form of two-dimensional illustrated visual art. While the specific definition has changed over time, modern usage refers to a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humor, or to the artistic style of such works. An artist who creates cartoons is called a cartoonist.
The term originated in the Middle Ages and first described a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting, fresco, tapestry, or stained glass window. In the 19th century, it came to refer to humorous illustrations in magazines and newspapers, and in the early 20th century and onward it referred to comic strips and animated films.
A cartoon (from the Italian "cartone" and Dutch word "karton", meaning strong, heavy paper or pasteboard) is a full-size drawing made on sturdy paper as a study or modello for a painting, stained glass or tapestry. Cartoons were typically used in the production of frescoes, to accurately link the component parts of the composition when painted on damp plaster over a series of days (giornate).
Such cartoons often have pinpricks along the outlines of the design; a bag of soot was then patted or "pounced" over
Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion, form, or both are specified. Choreography may also refer to the design itself. The word choreography literally means "dance-writing" from the Greek words "χορεία" (circular dance, see choreia) and "γραφή" (writing). A choreographer is one who creates choreographies by practicing the art of choreography.
The word "choreography" first appeared in the American English dictionary in the 1950s and "choreographer" was first used as a credit for George Balanchine in the Broadway show On Your Toes in 1936. Prior to this, stage and movie credits used phrases such as "ensembles staged by" "dances staged by" or simply "dances by" to denote the choreographer.
Dance choreography is also known as dance composition. Choreography is used in a variety of fields other than dance, including cheerleading, cinematography, gymnastics, fashion shows, ice skating, marching band, show choir, theatre, and synchronized swimming.
Collaboration is working together to achieve a goal. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective, determination to reach an identical objective) — for example, an intriguing endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources. Collaboration is also present in opposing goals exhibiting the notion of adversarial collaboration, though this is not a common case for using the word.
Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication. These methods specifically aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving. Forms, rubrics, charts and graphs are useful in these situations to objectively document personal traits with the goal of improving
Lifestyle is the way a person lives. The term 'lifestyle' was introduced in the 1950s as a derivative of that of style in modernist art.
A lifestyle typically reflects an individual's attitudes, values or world view. Therefore, a lifestyle is a means of forging a sense of self and to create cultural symbols that resonate with personal identity. Not all aspects of a lifestyle are voluntary. Surrounding social and technical systems can constrain the lifestyle choices available to the individual and the symbols she/he is able to project to others and the self.
The lines between personal identity and the everyday doings that signal a particular lifestyle become blurred in modern society. For example, "green lifestyle" means holding beliefs and engaging in activities that consume fewer resources and produce less harmful waste (i.e. a smaller carbon footprint), and deriving a sense of self from holding these beliefs and engaging in these activities. Some commentators argue that, in modernity, the cornerstone of lifestyle construction is consumption behavior, which offers the possibility to create and further individualize the self with different products or services that signal different
A black comedy, or dark comedy, is a comic work that employs black humor or gallows humor. The definition of black humor is problematic; it has been argued that it corresponds to the earlier concept of gallows humor.
The term black humor (from the French humour noir) was coined by the Surrealist theoretician André Breton in 1935, to designate a sub-genre of comedy and satire in which laughter arises from cynicism and skepticism, often relying on topics such as death.
Breton coined the term for his book Anthology of Black Humor (Anthologie de l'humour noir), in which he credited Jonathan Swift as the originator of black humor and gallows humor, and included excerpts from 45 other writers. Breton included both examples in which the wit arises from a victim, with which the audience empathizes, as is more typical in the tradition of gallows humor, and examples in which the comedy is used to mock the victim, whose suffering is trivialized, and leads to sympathizing with the victimizer, as is the case with Sade. Black humor is related to that of the grotesque genre.
Breton identified Swift as the originator of black humor and gallows humor, particularly in his pieces Directions to
Creative Thinkers International is an online community of creative artists who work in various disciplines, whether music, literature, or visual art. In addition, it includes educators, social scientists, and others described as “social visionaries.” It is also known as The CTI Initiative and its stated purpose is to “ help inspire creative responses to the challenges and the joys of twenty-first century life through all forms of writing, the visual arts, music, the social sciences, spiritual awareness, and philosophical inquiry.”
The community was founded by the Savannah, Georgia-born author Aberjhani on the Ning Social Network in September 2007. As the name indicates, members of the community come from an international background. They range from the famous to the everyday type person. It’s not an “adult oriented” site in terms of sexual explicitness but administrators ask only those individuals 17 and older to join.
A game show is a type of radio or television program in which members of the public, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes. On some shows contestants compete against other players or another team while other shows involve contestants playing alone for a good outcome or a high score. Game shows often reward players with prizes such as cash, trips and goods and services provided by the show's sponsor prize suppliers, who in turn usually do so for the purposes of product placement.
Television game shows descended from similar programs on radio. The very first television game show, Spelling Bee, was broadcasted in 1938. Truth or Consequences was the first game show to air on commercially-licensed television. Its first episode aired in 1941 as an experimental broadcast.
Over the course of the 1950s, as television began to pervade the popular culture, game shows quickly became a fixture. Daytime game shows would be played for lower stakes to target stay-at-home housewives. Higher-stakes programs would air in prime time. During the late 1950s, high-stakes games
Joe Penna (born May 29, 1987 in São Paulo), known online as MysteryGuitarMan, is a Brazilian guitarist, animator, and filmmaker. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Penna maintains a popular channel on YouTube by the name of MysteryGuitarMan which he made on June 16, 2006. He usually uploads videos every Thursday.
In January 2011, he was the most subscribed in Brazil. As of October 2012 his channel has over 2.0 million subscribers, and his videos have been viewed over 329 million times.
On February 18, 2010, Penna started a second YouTube channel, jp, where he uploads his making-of videos and vlogs. Within 6 hours, it became the third most subscribed channel in Brazil.
In 2007, Penna received media coverage, including attention from DC Fox News, after his "The Puzzle" video was featured on the front page of YouTube.
In 2009, Penna was again seen on the front page of YouTube with his "Guitar: Impossible" video, which has been covered by De Wereld Draait Door, the highest-rated primetime show in the Netherlands. On December 6, 2009, Penna was featured on FM4, an Austrian national radio station. Shortly after uploaded, his "Guitar:Impossible" video was featured on the
Leaving Bliss is an independent web series from Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.
Synopsis: Patience Owen, a lovable small-town optimist who lives in her own rainbow world of Skittles, Nutter Butters and leprechauns, packs up and moves by herself from Bliss, Idaho to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of being an actress. Can she adjust to this fast new world and become the next Nicole Kidman? Or will her allergy to air, her intense fear of men, her real-world ignorance, and her sadness about being separated from the best friend she's ever known - her grandma - get the best of her?
Leidy is a woman who believes that if you see something that you like, you have to "just go for it!" and that's exactly what she does when she sees Charlie. Is Leidy a deranged psychopath or just a woman desperate for love?
The most addictive shows on the net.
OpiateTV produces and distribute only the best original Internet Television shows - available on demand, worldwide, closing the gap between webseries and television.
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.
Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS, the BBC, VEVO, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users at least 18 years old. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion, and now operates as a subsidiary of Google.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while Chen and Karim
CollegeHumor is a comedy website owned by InterActiveCorp and based in New York City. The site features daily original comedy videos and articles created by its in-house writing and production team, in addition to user-submitted videos, pictures, articles and links. In early 2009, CollegeHumor's editorial staff wrote and starred in their own TV show, The CollegeHumor Show, on MTV. CollegeHumor is operated by CHMedia, a New York company that also owns Defunker, Sports Pickle, and Jest (formerly Today's Big Thing (also owned by IAC)).
CHMedia is also a partner of the website BustedTees, an online clothing website.
Many of its staff also operate the sister website, Dorkly, centering on video games and video game parodies in the vein of College Humor.
The site was created in 1999 by Josh Abramson and Ricky Van Veen and with help from web developer, Jakob Lodwick. Abramson and Van Veen were high school friends from Baltimore, Maryland. Site traffic averages over 7 million monthly unique visitors, according to Quantcast direct measurement. According to Fox News, "[We wanted to start] an advertisement-based business," Abramson said, "because at the time the advertising market was pretty
Crackle (formerly known as Grouper) is a digital network and studio, featuring commercially supported streaming video content in Flash Video format. It is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and its content consists primarily of Sony's library of films and television shows. Crackle provides its content through a web syndication network, including YouTube, Hulu, AOL, MySpace, and mobile service providers.
In July 2007, Sony purchased the online video site Grouper for $65 million. In the same month, Sony announced that Grouper would be re-branded and re-purposed as Crackle, a multi-platform video-entertainment network and studio, featuring full-length movies and television shows from Sony’s library, as well as producing original content made just for the Internet. In October 2008, Sony moved Crackle to its Culver City base.
In April 2009, Crackle blocked access to anyone not in the United States of America. On June 8, 2010, Crackle announced it had opened up access to selected content on the site to viewers in the UK, Canada and Australia. In March 2011, Crackle launched on PS3, Roku boxes, Sony Blu-ray players and Bravia TVs. and in April 2011, Crackle launched a mobile app for
Lucas Alan Cruikshank (born August 29, 1993) is an American comedic actor. Living in Columbus, Nebraska, he created the character Fred Figglehorn, and the associated Fred series for his channel, on the video-sharing website YouTube. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional 6-year-old who has a dysfunctional home life and "anger management issues".
Cruikshank was raised in Columbus, Nebraska and attended Lakeview High School. He is the son of Molly Jeanne (née Duffy) and Dave Alan Cruikshank. He is the middle of eight children (he has five sisters and two brothers).
Cruikshank, while testing character ideas, created the Fred character in a Halloween video, and uploaded it to a YouTube channel that he had started with his two cousins. Upon the success of Fred, he started a video series, and set up the Fred channel in April 2008. By April 2009, the channel had over one million subscribers, making it the first YouTube channel to do so, and the most subscribed channel at the time. In December 2009, Cruikshank filmed Fred: The Movie, which aired on Nickelodeon, in September 2010. Nickelodeon has created a franchise surrounding the character and began producing the sequel
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New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. The city is referred to as New York City or The City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part. A global power city, New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural capital of the world.
Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a state county. The five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898. With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 8,244,910 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km), New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The New York City Metropolitan
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Two ex's try to make nice while living in a cramped studio apartment. This web series takes a twist on such classics as "I Love Lucy" with a modern feel like that of FOX's "New Girl". From a producer of "30 Rock" and the director of "Series of Unfortunate People".
Can Ex's ever really be friends???
Blip is a platform for web series and also offers a dashboard for producers of original web series to distribute and monetize their productions. The company was founded in May 2005, is located in New York City, and is financed by Bain Capital Ventures and Canaan Partners.
Founded in May 2005 by Mike Hudack (CEO), Dina Kaplan, Justin Day (CTO), Jared Klett, and Charles Hope, blip.tv was bootstrap funded by its founders for the first year of its operation.
As of 29 July 2007 (2007 -07-29), Blip.tv was blocked by the Chinese Government, in an attempt to make the site unavailable to Chinese mainland users.
As of April 2011, Blip.tv was blocked by Turkey.
In May 2011, Blip.tv launched its consumer destination site.
In December 2011, the company rolled out a new logo and name, dropping the .tv.
With a focus on serial web show programming to the exclusion of other types of online video, "the Blip.tv formula purposefully does not emulate the YouTube viral video sharing and friends and family video hosting model", according to ZDNet writer Donna Bogatin.
All revenue from advertising is split 50/50 between content producers and blip.tv. Users can opt in and out of advertisements at any
Bloomberg Television is a 24-hour global network broadcasting business and financial news. It is distributed globally, reaching over 310 million homes worldwide. It is owned and operated by Bloomberg L.P. and is internationally headquartered in New York City with its European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong.
Bloomberg's US broadcasts are headed by Andrew Morse, who transferred from his previous position as senior producer for ABC News in 2011. His superior is Andy Lack, the CEO of Bloomberg Media Group.
Shortly after Bloomberg's launch, the now-defunct American Independent Network carried a simulcast of the channel at various times each weekday from 1995 to 1997. The network's morning pre-opening bell programming was also aired on the USA Network, simulcasted in a paid programming arrangement with the channel until 2004, when that network dropped the simulcast months before the NBC Universal merger was consummated, due to concerns USA would then air the coverage of a competitor to future sister network CNBC. The simulcast then moved to E! (which became NBCU-owned in January 2011 due to NBCU's purchase by Comcast), where it remained until its end in
Boyce Avenue is an American mainstream rock band. It was formed in Sarasota, Florida, by the brothers Alejandro, Daniel and Fabian Manzano. The band is named after a combination of two streets the brothers lived on as children. As of August 9, 2011, they are no longer signed to Universal Republic and have started their own independent record label called 3 Peace Records.
Boyce Avenue formed in 2004 when Daniel moved back to Florida after graduating from Harvard Law School. Alejandro and Fabian were both attending classes at the University of Florida. Both carried on to graduate before leaving the university.
In 2007, Boyce Avenue began posting videos of original music and covers of popular songs on YouTube. Many of these covers have reached over 10,000,000 views and have been released in EPs digitally by 3 Peace Records. While producing the videos for YouTube, Boyce Avenue continued to create original material for their EP, All You're Meant To Be, which was released on March 3, 2008. In January 2009, the band performed a stand-alone sold-out show in New York City at the Mercury Lounge.
With their sights set on connecting with their online fan base, the band turned their attention
Diggnation was Revision3's flagship video podcast produced weekly. It was hosted by Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht, who had previously hosted TechTV's The Screen Savers together. Its main purpose was to discuss some of the top stories from Digg, the social news and bookmarking website developed by Rose and others. The first episode "aired" online on July 1, 2005. The format of the show usually involved Rose and Albrecht reviewing beverages, mostly beer, but occasionally tea, coffee, hard liquors like Vodka or Whisky at the opening of the show, which they consumed throughout the show, followed by them discussing various Digg stories from the previous week, with often off-topic banter with each other and with producer David Prager and camera operator Glenn McElhose. Both audio and video versions of the podcast are available from Revision3 for streaming or downloading in various formats.
The intro sequence was created by Eden Soto in collaboration with David Prager. It was in development for more than three months, according to Eden Soto's website.
A spin-off show, The Digg Reel ran from January 2008 to September 2010, and was originally hosted by Jessica Corbin, followed by Andrew
Do it yourself (DIY) is building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. The phrase "do it yourself" came into common usage in the 1950s in reference to home improvement projects that people might choose to complete independently.
In recent years, the term DIY has taken on a broader meaning that covers a wide range of skill sets. DIY is associated with the international alternative rock, punk rock, and indie rock music scenes; indymedia networks, pirate radio stations, and the zine community. In this context, DIY is related to the Arts and Crafts movement, in that it offers an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on relying on others to satisfy needs. The abbreviation DIY is also widely used in the military as a way to teach commanders (hence how from this YouTube videoclip) or other types of units to take responsibility, so that they'd be able to do things themselves just as a preparation for their own future.
Italian archaeologists have found the ruins of a 6th-century BC Greek temple-like structure in southern Italy that came with detailed assembly instructions and is being called an "ancient IKEA building". The structure was
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic aspects, while guiding the technical crew and actors.
A new director working on feature films might earn as much as $200,000 a year, while the most successful can earn over $500,000 per film plus a "back-end" percentage of the profits, which in some cases can lift their income to several million dollars.
Directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the overall control of the film producer. Together with the producers, directors develop a vision for a film. Once this vision is developed it is then the director’s job to carry out the vision and decide how the film should look. Directors are responsible for turning the script into a sequence of shots. They also direct what tone it should have and what an audience should gain from the cinematic experience. Film directors are responsible for deciding camera angles, lens effects and lighting with the help of the cinematographer and set designer. They will often take part in hiring the cast and key crew members. They coordinate the actors' moves and also may be involved in the writing,
Harry Shum, Jr. (Chinese: 岑勇康; born April 28, 1982) is an American dancer, actor, choreographer and singer. He is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox television show Glee. He has appeared in dance films such as Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. He also plays the character of Elliot Hoo in The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
Shum was born in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica on April 28, 1982. His mother is a native of Hong Kong, and his father is from Guangzhou, China. They relocated to Costa Rica, where Shum and his two older sisters were born. When Shum was six years old, the family moved to San Francisco, California. He states, "I feel I have the best of so many worlds. I speak Chinese and Spanish. Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Chinese and English". In an interview, he said that his earliest motivations to dance were from Ginuwine, Dru Hill, and Usher, before becoming influenced by iconic dancers like Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson.
Shum graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2000. He started dancing with his high school dance company team and continued his career in San Francisco under several different
Lifehacker is a weblog about life hacks and software which launched on January 31, 2005. The site is owned by Gawker Media and covers Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux programs as well as time-saving tips and tricks. The staff updates the site about 18 times each weekday, with reduced updates on weekends. The Lifehacker motto is "Tips and downloads for getting things done."
In addition, Lifehacker has two international editions, Lifehacker Australia and Lifehacker Japan, which feature most posts from the U.S. edition along with extra content specific to local readers.
Lifehacker was founded by Gina Trapani, who was the site's sole blogger until September 2005, when two associate editors joined her, Erica Sadun and D. Keith Robinson. Other former associate editors include Kevin Purdy, Jason Fitzpatrick, Wendy Boswell, Rick Broida, and Jackson West. Former contributing editors include The How-To Geek, and Tamar Weinberg.
Lifehacker's frequent guest posts have included articles by Matt Haughey, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Thomas, Stewart Rutledge, Joe Anderson, Jeff Jarvis, Meg Hourihan, and Erik Benson.
On January 16, 2009, Trapani resigned as Lifehacker's lead editor and Adam Pash
Molly Kristin Wood (born (1975-05-23)May 23, 1975) is an executive editor at CNET.com and previously a writer for Associated Press, MacHome Journal magazine, and O'Reilly Media. Wood hosted the "Gadgettes" podcast with Kelly Morrison and "The Buzz Report", a technology video news column that was published weekly. She has appeared in mainstream media shows such as Live with Regis and Kelly and CNBC's On the Money and was the co-host of the Buzz Out Loud podcast with Brian Tong which ended in early 2012.
Molly Wood was born in Helena, Montana. She has a BA in journalism with a major in French from the University of Montana-Missoula. During her senior year (June 1996 - May 1997) she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the The Montana Kaimin, the daily student newspaper of the University of Montana. Upon graduation, she took a job as a reporter at The Missoulian. In July 1997, she joined the Associated Press, handling a variety of both general news and sports stories in the Western United States.
She currently lives in the Oakland Hills area. In December 2006, Wood announced during a podcast that she was expecting a baby. Wood gave birth to a baby boy named "Eli" on March 2, 2007. On
Paul pretends to date his hot cousin to make his ex-girlfriend jealous. Dan lies about having a brother with special-needs to seem caring to a girl he's interested in. Spoons blows his fraternity's treasury money in a poker game. Ed is failing out of college.
Romantic comedy films, also known as "rom-coms" or "romedies", are films with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as that true love is able to surmount most obstacles. One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily". Another definition states that its "primary distinguishing feature is a love plot in which two sympathetic and well-matched lovers are united or reconciled".
Romantic comedy films are a sub-genre of comedy films as well as of romance films, and may also have elements of screwball comedies and stoner comedies. Some television series can also be classified as romantic comedies.
Pretty Woman is considered by many critics to be the most successful movie in the genre.
The basic plot of a romantic comedy is that two characters, usually a man and a woman, meet, part ways due to an argument or other obstacle, then ultimately reunite. Sometimes the two leads meet and become involved initially, then must confront challenges to their union. Sometimes they are hesitant to become romantically involved because they believe that they do not like each other, because one of them already has a
One of the holiday-themed poems from The River of Winged Dreams; also the basis of a video by the same name. Such titles in the collection have been noted for simultaneously extending classic imagery while combining it with new forms and concepts.
Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films including Heavyweights, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, Tropic Thunder, Greenberg, Madagascar 1, 2, and 3 and Night at the Museum 1 and 2. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.
Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $73 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.
Stiller was born in New York City. His father,
An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee.
"Definition" - The qualitative research interview seeks to describe and the meanings of central themes in the life world of the subjects. The main task in interviewing is to understand the meaning of what the interviewees say.(Kvale,1996)
Several publications give prominence to interviews, including:
The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "nature", first used: 1520–30 AD) is that which is not subject to the laws of nature, or more figuratively, that which is said to exist above and beyond nature. With neoplatonic and medieval scholastic origins, the metaphysical considerations can be difficult to approach as an exercise in philosophy or theology because any dependencies on its antithesis, the natural, will ultimately have to be inverted or rejected. In popular culture and fiction, the supernatural is whimsically associated with the paranormal and the occult, this differs from traditional concepts in some religions, such as Catholicism, where divine miracles are considered supernatural.
In Catholicism, while the meaning of the term and its antithesis vary, the “Supernatural Order” is the gratuitous production, by God, of the ensemble of miracles for the elevation of man to a state of grace, including the hypostatic union (Incarnation), the beatific vision, and the ministry of angels. Divine operation, “spiritual facts” and “voluntary determinations” are consistently referred to as “supernatural” by those who specifically preclude the
Video art is a type of art which relies on moving pictures and comprises video and/or audio data. (It should not however be confused with television production or experimental film.) Video art came into existence during the late 1960s and early 1970s as the new technology became available outside corporate broadcasting and is still widely practiced and has given rise to the widespread use of video installations. Video art can take many forms: recordings that are broadcast, viewed in galleries or other venues, or distributed as video tapes or DVD discs; sculptural installations, which may incorporate one or more television sets or video monitors, displaying ‘live’ or recorded images and sound; and performances in which video representations are included.
Video art is named after the video tape, which was most commonly used in the form's early years, but before that artists had already been working on film, and with changes in technology Hard Disk, CD-ROM, DVD, and solid state are superseding tape but the electronic video signal remains the carrier of moving image work. Despite obvious parallels and relationships, video art is not experimental film.
One of the key differences between
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production. In general a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar. Purely electronic sound production can be achieved using devices such as the Theremin, sound synthesizer, and computer.
Electronic music was once associated almost exclusively with Western art music but from the late 1960s on the availability of affordable music technology meant that music produced using electronic means became increasingly common in the popular domain. Today electronic music includes many varieties and ranges from experimental art music to popular forms such as electronic dance music.
The ability to record sounds is often connected to the production of electronic music, but not absolutely necessary for it. The earliest known sound recording device was the phonautograph, patented in 1857 by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville. It could record sounds visually, but was not meant to play them back.
Horror fiction also Horror fantasy is a genre of literature, which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten its readers, scare or startle viewers/readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror can be either supernatural or non-supernatural. The genre has ancient origins which were reformulated in the eighteenth century as Gothic horror, with publication of the Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole.
Supernatural horror has its roots in folklore and religious traditions, focusing on death, the afterlife, evil, the demonic and the principle of evil embodied in the Devil. These were manifested in stories of witches, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and demonic pacts such as that of Faust.
Eighteenth century Gothic horror drew on these sources in such works as Vathek (1786) by William Beckford, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and The Italian (1796) by Ann Radcliffe and The Monk (1797) by Matthew Lewis. A lot of horror fiction of this era was written by women and marketed at a female audience, a typical scenario being a resourceful female protagonist menaced in a gloomy castle.
The Gothic tradition continued in the 19th
Laura Flanders (born December 5, 1961) is a British-American broadcast journalist who presents the current events show GRITtv, broadcast weekdays on Link and Free Speech TV.
She has written for The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive and Ms. Magazine, and has contributed op-ed pieces to the San Francisco Chronicle. Flanders hosted the weekday radio show Your Call on KALW, before starting the Saturday/Sunday evening Laura Flanders Show on Air America Radio in 2004. It became the weekly one-hour Radio Nation in 2007. She was founding director of the women's desk at the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), and for a decade produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR's syndicated radio program.
Flanders has published four books: Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (2007); Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (2004), a study of the women in George W. Bush's cabinet; and a collection of essays, Real Majority, Media Minority: The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting (1997). She edited The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Age of Bush (2004).
Her TV appearances include Lou Dobbs Tonight, The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes,
Web sitcom. When Mama's Boy, McKay Dunn, asks Daddy's Girl, Kat Steele, to marry him, they're deliriously happy... for about a minute. And then the uphill trudge to the altar begins as their circle of family and friends keeps putting roadblocks in their path. Will they make it?
SpaceforGood was built on the belief that more people will be willing to lend their support to causes and charities when they are able to see them at work, and so it collects, organizes, features and distributes nonprofit video to news organizations, publishers, and new audiences.
SpaceforGood's mission is to help all charitable causes, especially smaller organizations working at the grassroots level, use video to increase visibility, support, and funding.
SpaceforGood's Vision is to create a nonprofit video distribution network that increases public awareness and support of the work done by nonprofit and other charitable organizations.
Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel that carries comedy programming, both original and syndicated.
Since late 2006, Comedy Central has expanded globally with localized channels in Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Latin America, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom and Spain, Asia (launches in 2012).
International channels are operated by Viacom International Media Networks.
On November 15, 1989, Time Warner, owners of HBO, launched The Comedy Channel as the first cable channel devoted exclusively to comedy-based programming. On April 1, 1990, Viacom (who owned MTV, VH1, and Nickelodeon) launched a rival channel called Ha! that featured reruns of situation comedies and some original sketch comedy.
The Comedy Channel's programs were originated from the HBO Downtown Studios at 120 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The format prior to the merger with Ha! included several original and unconventional programs such as Onion World with Rich Hall and Mystery Science Theater 3000, as well as laid-back variety/talk shows hosted
Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.
In popular culture, the genre of fantasy is dominated by its medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings and related books by J. R. R. Tolkien. Fantasy has also included wizards, sorcerers, witchcraft, etc., in events which avoid horror. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today.
Fantasy is a vibrant area of academic study in a number of disciplines (English, cultural studies, comparative literature, history, medieval studies). Work in this area ranges widely, from the structuralist theory of Tzvetan Todorov, which emphasizes the fantastic as a
Vladella Presents is a webseries that surrounds an online short film-festival for talented independent film makers. The premise of the narrative part of the show follows a conspiracy theorist who befriends a pair of beautiful inter-dimensional travelers who reluctantly reveal the mysteries of their parallel universe in exchange for a place to crash.
A Boom operator is an assistant of the production sound mixer. The principal responsibility of the boom operator is microphone placement, usually using a boom pole (or "fishpole") with a microphone attached to the end, their aim being to hold the microphone as close to the actors or action as possible without allowing the microphone or boom to enter the camera's frame. Often in television studios, the boom operator will use a "fisher boom" which is a more intricate and specialized piece of equipment that the operator stands on, and that allows precise control of the microphone at a greater distance from the actors. He or she will also attach wireless microphones to persons whose voice requires recording. Boom poles are usually manufactured from several lengths of aluminium or carbon fibre tubing, allowing the boom to be extended and collapsed as the situation requires. Some poles have a microphone cable routed through the inside of the pole, which may be a regular cable protruding at the bottom end, or a coiled cable that can extend with the pole, connecting to a socket at the base that the operator plugs their microphone cable into. The ideal boom pole is lightweight and strong,
Started in 2005, MommyCast is one of the first independent podcasts to land a major corporate sponsorship, which came via Dixie Paper Company. MommyCastￂﾩ was started by two stay at home mothers, Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang. Since then, their show has been featured in the Hollywood Reporter, Washingtonian Magazine, Brandweek, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Variety magazines, the USA Today newspaper, as well as major broadcast outlets: CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and the BBC.
In 2006, MommyCast became the first blog to be represented by the Endeavor Agency of Bevery Hills, California.
Momversation is a website and online video series produced by DECA, the Digital Entertainment Corporation of America. The show, which officially launched on November 12, 2008, consists of mom bloggers discussing issues pertinent to women and parenting. Momversation's website contains videos, forums, and a blog.
Momversation videos are discussions among a rotating cast of moms and dads who blog. Past topics have included circumcision, breastfeeding, and homeschooling, and the show occasionally brings on guests, such as Lisa Belkin of the New York Times and Nancy O'Dell of Access Hollywood. Regular contributors to the Momversation show include Heather Armstrong of the website Dooce, Alice Bradley, Daphne Brogdon, Asha Dornfest, Jessica Gottlieb, Giyen Kim, Dana Loesch, Maggie Mason, Mindy Roberts, Heather Spohr, Karen Walrond, and Rebecca Woolf.
Every Monday and Thursday new videos are posted with a topic pertaining to moms. Three or four of the panelists talk about the topic and then it is discussed more in the comments.
Some of the Momversation panelists were guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
My Drunk Kitchen is a cooking show and comedy series of short videos created and posted on YouTube by Hannah "Harto" Hart. The series features Hart, a 25 year-old San Francisco transplant living in New York City, typically attempting to cook or bake various dishes, or otherwise engaging in some food-related activity, all while imbibing large quantities of alcoholic beverages. Most episodes have their own recipe, and occasionally a corresponding beverage. The series has been praised for its drunk humor, catchphrases, and the use of jump cut editing.
This season marked the beginning of the series being shot in high definition.
Yahoo! Screen (formerly Yahoo! Video) is a video sharing website on which users could upload and share videos. The service is owned and created by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Video began as an internet-wide video search engine and added the ability to upload and share video clips in June 2006. A re-designed site was launched in February 2008 that changed the focus to Yahoo-hosted video only.
On December 15, 2010, the functionality to upload video was removed. All user-generated content was to be removed on March 15, 2011. Yahoo! Video was renamed Yahoo! Screen in October 2011.
The homepage contains editorially-featured videos that change daily and skew towards comedy, viral videos, talented users, odd things, animation, and premium entertainment content.
Ed Brubaker is an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer and cartoonist. Brubaker's first early comics work was primarily in the crime fiction genre with works such as Lowlife, The Fall, Sandman Presents: Dead Boy Detectives and Scene of the Crime. He later became known for writing superhero comics such as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Catwoman, Uncanny X-Men, and The Authority.
Brubaker’s first work in comics was as a cartoonist, writing and drawing Pajama Chronicles for Blackthorne Comics, Purgatory U.S.A. for Slave Labor Graphics, and the semi-autobiographical series Lowlife for Slave Labor and later Caliber Comics. At Caliber, he briefly edited the anthology series Monkey Wrench.
In 1991, he began contributing crime stories to the Dark Horse Comics anthology series Dark Horse Presents, a comic he would continue to contribute to intermittently throughout the decade. Among those contributions was the three part serial "An Accidental Death" (Dark Horse Presents #65–67), a collaboration with artist Eric Shanower, which garnered the two a 1993 Eisner Award nomination.
In 1997, he began to publish his cartoonist work through the small press publisher Alternative Comics. In the
Le nouveau beau-père de Charles, Wojciech, est vraiment bizarre... Il cache sûrement quelque chose... Avec l'aide de ses amis, Charles va tout faire pour le démasquer et montrer à sa mère, et au monde entier, que Wojciech est en réalité un extra-terreste!
Rémi Gaillard (born 7 February 1975 in Montpellier, France) is a French humorist who uploads videos on YouTube. After losing his job at a shoe store, Rémi began to use his free time to have fun and run pranks on the public. He is the seventeenth most subscribed comedian on YouTube.
Gaillard gained attention in the French media after performing a series of well-documented pranks, including an appearance disguised as a Lorient football player in the 2002 Coupe de France final match, during which he took part in the winners' celebrations and was greeted by the then president of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac. He plays football and has posted videos showing his skills.
Gaillard has appeared in several sport events, TV game shows and political rallies.
Rémi Gaillard became famous for his videos where he displays an "outrageous" style of humour, challenging public norms. Recurring themes include dressing up as and interpreting the behaviour of various animals in public, racing unsuspecting car-drivers whilst dressed up as Mario à la Mario Kart, and numerous provocative interactions with parking enforcement officers and the police.
Through his various stunts and pranks Rémi is
James Roderick Moir (born 24 January 1959), better known by the stage name Vic Reeves and sometimes credited as Jim Moir, is an English comedian, best known for his double act with Bob Mortimer (see Vic and Bob). He is known for his surreal and non sequitur sense of humour.
In 2003, he and Bob Mortimer were listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, Reeves and Mortimer were voted the 9th greatest comedy act ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
James Roderick Moir was born in Leeds, the son of James Neill (1926–2004) and Audrey Moir (née Leigh). At the age of five, he moved to Darlington with his parents and younger sister Lois. He attended Heathfield Nursery and went on to the nearby secondary school, Eastbourne Comprehensive in Darlington.
Moir has four children; the eldest two are Alice Vincent Moir (born May 1993) and Louis Vincent Moir (born July 1997 in York), by his first wife Sarah Vincent, whom he married in 1990. They divorced in 1999.
He met his second wife, Nancy Sorrell, in 2001, and the couple married on 25 January 2003. Sorrell gave birth to twin girls Elizabeth and Nell at the
Biscuithands Webseries: Act I, Scene 2
The king feels betrayed after learning the wise men secretly departed from his region without revealing to him the location of the starchild; whom he believes to be a threat to the family throne. In an attempt to murder the starchild, the king wrestles with his conscience in an effort to convince himself, he is doing the right thing.
Problems with women?
Frustrated at work?
Suspect you have a mutant power?
Just head down to your local comic book shop and have a chat with the man behind the counter — Kyle Piccolo, the always sardonic, sometimes empathetic, and not quite all-knowing Comic Shop Therapist. Kyle possesses the uncanny ability to find the answer to your problem in the pages of a comic book and you can bet he’ll do it in a smart, entertaining and, more often than not, hilarious way.
Founders: Jennifer Cron, Melissa Hunter
Unattached Productions was formed in 2008 by Jenn Cron & Melissa Hunter. Surprised by the lack of female content in film & television, these two Northwestern graduates set out with a goal of clearly depicting the realistic, and often disgruntled, voice of women in their early to mid twenties. After releasing a trailer for "Let's Get Laid" in late 2008, Jenn & Melissa began writing and producing several other projects, some of which you'll see very soon.
"Let's Get Laid' is currently being edited into a short and submitted to film festivals. We'll be sure to keep you updated, and hopefully have it on the web shortly!
"Let's Get Laid!"
Producers: Melissa Hunter, Jennifer Cron & Briana Lane
Director: Robert Cosnahan
Cinematographer: Seth Johnson
UPM: Giselle Rivera
"Let's Get Laid!" is a raunchy, off-the-wall comedic web series about Jenn and Melissa -
two girls, fresh out of college, trying to transition into the "real world." In a time when everything is in flux, Jenn and Melissa are just trying to get by...
Amidst lowly assistant positions, tiny apartments, and overbearing parents, these girls are on a dedicated mission to go out and get laid. Little do they know, the LA dating scene is far from benevolent and they ultimately go through a whirlwind of dating misadventures together.
MTV Unplugged is a TV series showcasing many popular musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments. The show has received the George Foster Peabody Award and 3 Primetime Emmy nominations among many accolades.
The term Unplugged has become a term used to describe music usually heard on amplified instruments such as electric guitar and synthesizer that is rendered instead on instruments that are not electronically amplified, for example acoustic guitar or traditional piano, although a microphone is still used.
The word became incorporated into the title of a popular MTV series that began in the 1989/1990 US TV season, MTV Unplugged, on which musicians performed acoustic or "unplugged" versions of their familiar electric repertoire. Many of these performances were subsequently released as albums, often featuring the title Unplugged.
The underlying concept behind the Unplugged series has been attributed to the popularity among musicians of a variety of informal musical performances on stage, film, television and record in earlier decades. The casual "in-the-round" sequence in Elvis Presley's 1968 Comeback Special, and The Beatles informal studio jams documented in the 1970 film
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay is most famous for his partnership with comedian Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions.
McKay was born in Long Island, New York, graduated from Great Valley High School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, in 1986, and attended Penn State and Temple universities. He is one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy group and a former performer at Chicago's Improv Olympic, where he was a member of the improv group, The Family, whose members included Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Neil Flynn, Miles Stroth, and Ali Farahnakian, and Child's Play Touring Theatre. While a member of the mainstage cast at Second City, he wrote and performed in that company's landmark revue, Pinata Full of Bees. In several politically charged sketches, McKay played characters like Noam Chomsky as a substitute kindergarten teacher, and a hapless personnel manager trying to inform a corporate vice president (Scott Adsit) of
Freddie Wong (born September 13, 1985) is an American filmmaker, musician, VFX technician and competitive gamer. He maintains two popular YouTube channels, "freddiew" and "freddiew2". He is the older brother of fellow YouTuber Jimmy Wong.
Wong graduated from Lakeside School. He then attended and graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Wong owns and manages Overcrank Media, a Los Angeles based media production company specializing in feature film and online video content, having produced an independent film titled Bear. Wong met his future collaborator Brandon Laatsch in college. They have collaborated with various Hollywood artists, and with video game development companies.
Wong competed in the World Series of Video Games in Dallas in July 2007. He won first prize in the Guitar Hero 2 competition, playing the song "Less Talk More Rokk" by Freezepop.
During MTV's "Gamer's Week" celebration in November 2007, Freddie appeared as a guest on Total Request Live. Participating in the program with his newly-formed band Hellanor Brozevelt, Wong was part of a country-wide search to find the best Rock Band ensemble. After receiving tutelage from
LG15: The Resistance (September 20, 2008—December 12, 2008) was a web television series produced by EQAL that took place within the LG15 Universe. The series was first announced on July 4, 2008 via the official behind-the-scenes LG15 blog, Inside. It premiered on September 16, 2008 at the New York Television Festival, and was first uploaded for public viewing on September 20, 2008.
The show continued upon the mythology established by lonelygirl15 and KateModern. Two main characters from the lonelygirl15 series, Jonas (Jackson Davis) and Sarah (Alexandra Dreyfus), were also carried over. Daily content was provided in the form of video blogs, images, text blogs, and other information posted daily from the characters at LG15.com. On the following Saturday, all of the content from the previous week was compiled into one 6 to 10 minute episode to end that week's "chapter".
LG15: The Resistance also marked the debut of a new LG15.com website. On September 8, 2008, two-hundred members of the LG15 community were invited to participate in a private beta of the new website. One week later, on September 15, it was officially released. The new LG15.com utilizes social networking capabilities
Travel is the movement of people or objects (such as airplanes, boats, trains and other conveyances) between relatively distant geographical locations.
The term "travel" originates from the Old French word travail. The term also covers all the activities performed during a travel (movement). A person who travels is spelled "traveler" in the United States, and "traveller" in the United Kingdom.
Reasons for traveling include recreation, tourism or vacationing, research travel for the gathering of information, for holiday to visit people, volunteer travel for charity, migration to begin life somewhere else, religious pilgrimages and mission trips, business travel, trade, commuting, and other reasons, such as to obtain health care or fleeing war or for the enjoyment of traveling. Travel may occur by human-powered transport such as walking or bicycling, or with vehicles, such as public transport, automobiles, trains and airplanes.
Motives to travel include pleasure, relaxation, discovery and exploration, getting to know other cultures and taking personal time for building interpersonal relationships. Travel may be local, regional, national (domestic) or international. In some countries,
A Day in the Life is a 2011 internet television documentary web series, distributed by Hulu as its first original long-form programming venture. The first season includes six episodes starring Morgan Spurlock, whose production company, Warrior Poets, produced the show.
Spurlock is known for Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and 30 Days. Hulu is jointly owned by NBC Universal, News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Providence Equity Partners and the Hulu team. Spurlock produced the show with his production partner, Jeremy Chilnick, through Spurlock's production company, Warrior Poets. Each episode follows a notable person around for 24 hours.
In its recent past, Hulu had ventured into short-form web television original content. The show marks the beginning of what Business Wire describes as a new Hulu initiative to "support creatively and financially the work of independent storytellers". The Huffington Post describes the original programming effort as an opportunity to open the chapter that "sets Hulu on a course of semi-independence, where it can produce shows outside of its parent companies". Previously, Hulu had been known for making repeats of existing content
The "Angel of Peace" was originally published in 2006 on the AuthorsDen website as the fifth poem in author Aberjhani's Songs of the Angelic Gaze Series. More recently it has been published in the book The River of Winged Dreams and made available as a 14-part Slideshare presentation. A video of poem was released on YouTube in August 2011.
In another time; in another place; on a planet similar to our own, two classes of people co-exist; the ruling class; Digit-Fingers, and the oppressed, Biscuithands. About 2000 years behind our own history, the Digit-Fingers rule, harshly. There was no hope for the Biscuithands until the fulfillment of a prophesied birth. One man would arise and challenge the injustice with the message of love and peace as his weapons of choice.
Based on the four gospels of the New Testament, Biscuithands, The Animated Musical is comprised of 25 original scores embracing hip-hop, pop, rock, R&B and classical genres.
Founded in 2009, Dormtainment is a complete entertainment group that brings creative forms of entertainment to pop culture. Six friends established the group with a love for making people laugh through skits and music. From brainstorming the idea to production to post-editing every thing is done in-house. Chaz, Cam, Amanuel, Rome, Mike and Tay all use their specialties in the creating process. From the group’s initiation to current, Dormtainment has a loyal following. Every Sunday at 7 p.m. the group releases a new sketch-comedy skit on their website, Dormtainment.com, or their YouTube channel, YouTube.com/Dormtainment. Each week their videos receive views in the hundred of thousands and their website gets over 200,000 visits a month.
Funny or Die is a comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions with original and user-generated content. Funny or Die contains exclusive material from a number of famous contributors (e.g. Judd Apatow, James Franco) and also has its own Funny or Die Team, which creates original material for the site. Many clips on the site feature well-known actors (examples include Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Patrick Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe, Hilary Duff, Adam West and Jerry Seinfeld). Michael Kvamme, an aspiring young comedian, came up with a concept for a new kind of comedy site and the site was developed by Randy Adams. Videos are voted on by users of the site; those that are deemed funny stay, but those that are not "die" and are relegated to the site's "crypt". The title is a reference to the well known political cartoon, Join, or Die.
The site's first video, "The Landlord," has received over 70 million views and features Ferrell confronted by a swearing, beer-drinking two-year-old landlord. In June 2007, they received venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital, and in June 2008, they announced a partnership with
Harley Morenstein (born July 20, 1985) is a Canadian YouTube celebrity known for creating the YouTube show "Epic Meal Time" with friend Sterling Toth.
Morenstein was born to English speaking Jewish-Canadian parents in Montreal, Quebec.
Morenstein was featured in one of Destorm's songs called Epic wRap ft. Harley (Epic Meal Time), which was uploaded on Youtube December 18, 2011. He has also been featured in fellow Youtube celebrity Freddie Wong's video web series Video Game High School.
Monk didn't just become MONK overnight: it took years of emotional trauma, mockery, and bullying to make him the man he is today. But the gift for solving mysteries? That was always there. That and the profound social awkwardness.
So if you've ever wondered how Monk's career in crime-solving began – or where that milk phobia originated – prepare to have your questions answered in these brand-new Original Webisodes featuring the adventures of Little Monk and his very first assistant, his big brother Ambrose.
A man wakes up in a hospital with no memory and severe convulsions. With the help of a young nurse, Autumn, he learns to control the robotic ticks that control his body and plague his heart. However, not everything and everyone is as they seem.
Satire, is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.
A common feature of satire is strong irony or sarcasm—"in satire, irony is militant"—but parody, burlesque, exaggeration, juxtaposition, comparison, analogy, and double entendre are all frequently used in satirical speech and writing. This "militant" irony or sarcasm often professes to approve of (or at least accept as natural) the very things the satirist wishes to attack.
Satire is nowadays found in many artistic forms of expression, including literature, plays, commentary, and media such as lyrics.
The word satire comes from the Latin word satur and the subsequent phrase lanx satura. Satur meant "full," but the juxtaposition with lanx shifted the meaning to "miscellany or medley": the expression lanx satura literally means "a full dish of various kinds of fruits."
Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to entertain, amuse and interest an audience of one or more people. The audience may have a passive role, as in the case of persons watching a play, opera, television show or movie, or the audience role may be active, as in the case of games. Entertainment can be public or private, involving formal, scripted performance, as in the case of theatre or concerts; or unscripted and spontaneous, as in the case of children's games. While many forms of entertainment have persisted over centuries, others, such as films and video games, have come about as the result of technological developments. Some activities that once were considered entertaining, particularly public punishments, have been removed from the public arena. Other activities, such as fencing or archery, once necessary skills for some, have become serious sports and even professions for the participants, at the same time developing into entertainments for their audiences. What is an entertainment for one group or individual may be regarded as work by another. Furthermore, the difference in perspective between the participant and the audience may be the difference between
A parody ( /ˈpærədi/; also called pastiche, spoof, send-up or lampoon), in current use, is an imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, "parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as "any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice." Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music (although "parody" in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animation, gaming and film.
The writer and critic John Gross observes in his Oxford Book of Parodies, that parody seems to flourish on territory somewhere between pastiche ("a composition in another artist's manner, without satirical intent") and burlesque (which "fools around with the material of high literature and adapts it to low ends").
In his 1960 anthology of parody from the 14th through 20th centuries, critic Dwight Macdonald offered the general definition
Cooking is the process of preparing food, often with the use of heat. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, reflecting unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions. Cooks themselves also vary widely in skill and training. Cooking can also occur through chemical reactions without the presence of heat, most notably as in Ceviche, a traditional South American dish where fish is cooked with the acids in lemon or lime juice. Sushi also utilizes a similar chemical reaction between fish and the acidic content of rice glazed with vinegar.
Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans, and some scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago. The development of agriculture, commerce and transportation between civilizations in different regions offered cooks many new ingredients. New inventions and technologies, such as pottery for holding and boiling water, expanded cooking techniques. Some modern cooks apply advanced scientific techniques to food preparation.
There is no clear evidence as to when the practice
The Adventures of HF Lady Snickers is a weekly webisode about life on an Arabian horse breeding farm, involving all aspects of the challenges of day-to-day life there through the eyes of HF Lady Snickers, a beautiful, quirky filly. No telling who and what will show up at the farm.....
LMFAO are an American electropop duo consisting of Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy, born September 3, 1975) and SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy, born August 23, 1986). Redfoo is SkyBlu's uncle, as Redfoo's father, music mogul Berry Gordy, is SkyBlu's grandfather. RedFoo and SkyBlu both grew up in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood Pacific Palisades, where they formed the group LMFAO in 2006. On September 21, 2012, the duo announced that they are on hiatus.
The duo has said that its original name was Sexe Dude (read as "Sexy Dudes") and that the two subsequently changed it at the advice of their grandmother. While "LMFAO" is a common Internet slang abbreviation for "Laughing My Fucking Ass Off", in this case it stands specifically for "Laughing My Freaking Ass Off".
LMFAO began their career performing as part of the electro club scene in Los Angeles, which at the time featured DJ/producers like Steve Aoki and Adam Goldstein. The duo started building a local buzz through their shows and radio play. Once they had recorded some demos, Redfoo's friend will.i.am introduced them to Interscope head Jimmy Iovine who gave the green light for them to be signed to Interscope/will.i.am Music.
Mary Lynn Rajskub ( /ˈraɪskəb/; born June 22, 1971) is an American actress and comedian, best known for her leading role as Chloe O'Brian in the Fox action-thriller 24.
Rajskub was born in Trenton, Michigan and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. Her father is a pipefitter of Czech descent and her mother worked as a pharmacist's assistant. Rajskub played the clarinet in the school band, and played Frenchie in the musical Grease. One of her childhood inspirations was Moonlighting with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd.
Her first part was as an Oompa-Loompa in a community theater production of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and her first starring role was Raggedy Ann. Rajskub moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a waitress in a Hard Rock Cafe and as a ticket-taker at the Beverly Center movie theater before becoming an actress.
Rajskub's most notable role is CTU Systems analyst Chloe O'Brian on 24, which she joined in 2003 at the start of the show's third season. Her character was a hit with viewers and critics and was one of the few cast members to return in the show's fourth season. After being a regular guest star for two seasons, Rajskub became a main cast member in the show's
Living the Dream Foundation was founded and established in June of 2007 by Scottie Somers. Scottie was born with Cystic Fibrosis, but you would never know it by the way he lives out his life. He started the LTDF movement to empower and enrich all children and young adults to understand and embrace the positive message of truly Living the Dream everyday regardless of their affliction.
Morgan Valentine Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, bounty hunter and political activist, best known for the documentary film Super Size Me. Spurlock was the executive producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days.
Spurlock was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and was raised in Beckley, West Virginia. He was raised a Methodist. He went to New York University and graduated in 1993 and is a member of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
Spurlock has stated that he is of Scottish and Irish descent.
Spurlock attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia, graduating in 1989. He graduated with a BFA in film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1993. Before making the 2004 Academy Award nominated Super Size Me, Spurlock was a playwright, winning awards for his play The Phoenix at both the New York International Fringe Festival in 1999 and the Route 66 American Playwriting Competition in 2000. He also created I Bet You Will for MTV. I Bet You Will began as a popular Internet webcast of five-minute episodes featuring ordinary people doing stunts in exchange for
Ze Frank ( /ˈzeɪ/; born Hosea Jan Frank on March 31, 1972) is an American online performance artist, composer, humorist and public speaker based in Los Angeles, California.
Frank was born to German-American parents and raised in a suburb of Albany, New York. He graduated from Brown University in 1995 where he studied neuroscience. Information given in the show indicates that he was educated at a Montessori school and also has a sister, who is a painter.
Beginning at Brown, Frank played guitar and sang lead vocals for a funk/jam band called Dowdy Smack, along with Blues Traveler bassist Tad Kinchla, until its dissolution in 1998.
Frank married his longtime girlfriend Jody Brandt in 2003. They met at Brown University and dated for five years before getting married. Jody is a licensed psychologist. She also officiated at the wedding ceremony of Frank's band mate Tad Kinchla in 2009. Frank and Brandt moved from Brooklyn Heights, NYC, to Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, at the end of 2008.
In 2001, Frank created an online birthday invitation and sent it to seventeen of his closest friends. Forwarded wildly, the invitation soon generated millions of hits and over 100 gigabytes of daily web
Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images to create an illusion of movement. The most common method of presenting animation is as a motion picture or video program, although there are other methods. This type of presentation is usually accomplished with a camera and a projector or a computer viewing screen which can rapidly cycle through images in a sequence. Animation can be made with either hand rendered art, computer generated imagery, or three-dimensional objects, e.g. puppets or clay figures, or a combination of techniques. The position of each object in any particular image relates to the position of that object in the previous and following images so that the objects each appear to fluidly move independently of one another. The viewing device displays these images in rapid succession, usually 24, 25 or 30 frames per second.
From Latin animātiō, "the act of bringing to life"; from animō ("to animate" or "give life to") + -ātiō ("the act of").
Early examples of attempts to capture the phenomenon of motion drawing can be found in paleolithic cave paintings, where animals are depicted with multiple legs in superimposed positions, clearly attempting to convey the
Behind the Music that Sucks is an ongoing series of comic pieces produced by, and appearing on, Heavy.com, a broadband entertainment website. The segments feature humorous jabs at pop stars and celebrities. The shorts run approximately three minutes each and employ cutout animation based largely on celebrity photographs and stock images. In addition to the Internet, the series has been broadcast on television in Canada, Japan, Israel, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Conceived as a parody of VH1's popular biography show Behind the Music, Behind the Music that Sucks was created by Dave Carson, a composer, and Simon Assaad, a filmmaker, in 1998. The series consists of segments featuring humorous jabs at pop stars and celebrities. Each segment runs approximately three minutes each and employs cutout animation based largely on celebrity photographs and stock images. After the series became popular on the Internet, Carson and Assaad founded Heavy.com in 1999, where Behind the Music that Sucks became the flagship series. In 2005, production resumed after a three-year hiatus. The program has been broadcast on television in Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom, the United
Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B) is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk and hip hop.
Although the abbreviation "R&B" originates from traditional rhythm and blues music, today the term R&B is most often used to describe a style of African-American music originating after the demise of disco in the 1980s. Some sources refer to the style as urban contemporary (the name of the radio format that plays hip hop and contemporary R&B).
Contemporary R&B has a polished record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, an occasional saxophone-laced beat to give a jazz feel (mostly common in contemporary R&B songs prior to the year 1993), and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Electronic influences are becoming an increasing trend, and the use of hip hop or dance-inspired beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop may be reduced and smoothed out. Contemporary R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
As the disco era came to a close, a new generation of producers began adding synthesizers and
David Joseph Colditz (born August 13, 1991), commonly known as Dave Days, is a musician, entertainer and YouTube personality from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, currently living in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his YouTube channel featuring pop-punk covers and parodies of popular songs, as well as original songs. As of October 2012, Days' davedays YouTube channel has 1.4 million subscribers and has had more than 326 million views.
In middle school, Days started playing in bands. He taught himself how to use audio and video production equipment, and while attending Downingtown High School East, became interested in YouTube. He created his davedays YouTube channel on August 25, 2007, which debuted with the release of Chocolate Rain (Pop-Punk Parody), and followed with a series of other videos parodying popular YouTube videos and performers. As "Dave Days", he quickly attracted enough of an audience to become a YouTube partner (earning income from advertisements) and, after just over a year, had over 200,000 subscribers and over 50 million views. One month after finishing high school, Days moved to Los Angeles to pursue music, incorporated himself as Dave Days, Inc., and
A detective or investigator is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person. The latter may be known as private investigators or "private eyes". Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, or looks into records.
In some police departments, a detective position is not appointed, it is a position achieved by passing a written test after a person completes the requirements for being a police officer. Prospective British police detectives must have completed at least two years as a uniformed officer before applying to join the Criminal Investigation Department. UK Police must also pass the National Investigators' Examination in order to progress on to subsequent stages of the Initial Crime Investigators Development Programme in order to qualify as a Detective.
In many other police systems, detectives are college graduates who join directly from civilian life without first serving as uniformed officers. Some people argue that detectives do a completely different job and therefore require completely different training, qualifications, qualities and abilities than
Kristen Schaal (born January 24, 1978) is an American actress, writer and comedian, best known for her roles as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, as Louise in Bob's Burgers, as Hazel Whassername in 30 Rock, and as a contributor on The Daily Show. She now stars in Disney Channel's Gravity Falls, in which she voices Mabel.
Schaal was born in Longmont, Colorado, to a Lutheran family of Dutch descent. She was raised on her family's cattle farm, in a rural area near Boulder. Her father is a construction worker and her mother is a secretary. Schaal also has a brother David who is three years older. She graduated from Northwestern University, then moved to New York to pursue a comedy career. Five years later in 2005, she had her first break when she was included in New York magazine's article "The Ten Funniest New Yorkers You've Never Heard Of."
In 2006, Schaal was invited to perform at the 2006 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen where she won the award for "Best Alternative Comedian." She was also the winner of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award (hosted by the New York Comedy Festival), Best Female Stand-up at the 2006 Nightlife Awards in New York, and "Best Female Stand
Lilyhammer is a Norwegian-American television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a New York gangster trying to start a new life in far away Lillehammer in Norway. The first season premiered on Norwegian NRK1 on 25 January 2012 with a record audience of 998,000 viewers (one fifth of Norway's population), and premiered on Netflix in North America on February 6, 2012, with all eight episodes being available in full for streaming on the service. Lilyhammer is the first original series by Netflix.
A second season has been commissioned, but due to Van Zandt's ongoing tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band it is unknown when production will start. Ted Sarandos of Netflix said at NAB Show that Lilyhammer will return for a second season.
Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), a former underboss of New York's Italian Mafia, is put in the witness protection program after testifying in a trial in the United States. Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer, Norway; intrigued by the town when he saw television images of the 1994 Winter Olympics, he chooses to start his new life as Norwegian-American immigrant Giovanni Henriksen.
He soon befriends teacher Sigrid, whom he
Motorsport or motorsports is the group of sports which primarily involve the use of motorized vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition. MotoSport refers to motorcycle racing specifically and includes off-road racing such as motocross.
Motor racing is the subset of motorsport/motosport activities which involve competitors racing against each other.
Forms of motor racing include:
Forms of motorsport which do not involve racing include drifting, motorcycle trials, Freestyle Motocross and tractor pulling.
Motorsport was a demonstration event at the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Mystery fiction is a loosely-defined term.
1.It is often used as a synonym for detective fiction or crime fiction— in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery. Sometimes mystery books are nonfiction. The term "mystery fiction" may sometimes be limited to the subset of detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle/suspense element and its logical solution (cf. whodunit), as a contrast to hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism.
2.Although normally associated with the crime genre, the term "mystery fiction" may in certain situations refer to a completely different genre, where the focus is on supernatural or thriller mystery (the solution doesn't have to be logical, and even no crime is involved). This usage was common in the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, where titles such as Dime Mystery, Thrilling Mystery and Spicy Mystery offered what at the time were described as "weird menace" stories – supernatural horror in the vein of Grand Guignol. This contrasted with parallel titles of the same names which contained conventional hardboiled crime
Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in 1950s America and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s' and 1950s' rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.
Musically, rock has centered around the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature utilizing a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse and common musical characteristics are difficult to define. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis. The dominance of rock by white, male musicians has been seen as one of the key factors shaping the themes explored in rock music. Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of
Mortal Kombat: Legacy is an American web series anthology adaptation of the fictional universe of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise that debuted on Machinima.com's YouTube channel on April 11, 2011.
The show's premise originated with director Kevin Tancharoen's short film entitled Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, portraying the original game's story in a realistic way, a concept he eventually submitted to Warner Bros. seeking the green-light for production on a re-imagined Mortal Kombat film. Warner Bros. declined to back the film, despite the attention and positive fan reception, but Tancharoen did receive the go-ahead to shoot the web series.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy takes place before the events of the original game and tells the background stories of several characters from the franchise, culminating in their reasons for participating in the upcoming tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, on which the first game was based. The episodes in the anthology are non-linear with minimal continuity, and each devoted to the story of a specific character or characters.
On June 8, 2010, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth surfaced on YouTube amid confusion about its origins and intentions. Written, directed and
Mr. Skin is a website that specializes in locating, rating, and posting instances of female nudity in television and film. Founded in August 1999, Mr. Skin is also the nickname of the company's chief executive, whose real name is Jim McBride. As of 2007, MrSkin.com attracted more than seven million visitors per month.
After an appearance on The Howard Stern Show in 2000, McBride became a regular guest, ultimately producing a "Mr. Skin Minute" that continues to air every Thursday as part of Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio program. You can listen to him every other Wednesday at 9:40 am on The Rude Awakening Show on WOCM. Other radio shows that have featured Mr. Skin include Lex and Terry, Tom Leykis, The Adam Carolla Show, Loveline, Steve Dahl, Opie and Anthony, Kidd Chris, The Bob & Tom Show, The World Famous Frank Show, Todd and Tyler, The Regular Guys, The Jeff O'Neil Show and a weekly call in to the BS on Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando, Florida. He also appears on The Drew and Mike Show on WRIF radio in Detroit.
In 2007, MrSkin.com was referenced in Judd Apatow's comedy, Knocked Up, which was discussed in a New York Times Business section feature which detailed MrSkin.com's history,
The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film's characters, though in some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate "production numbers".
The musical film was a natural development of the stage musical after the emergence of sound film technology. Typically, the biggest difference between film and stage musicals is the use of lavish background scenery and locations that would be impractical in a theater. Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater; performers often treat their song and dance numbers as if there is a live audience watching. In a sense, the viewer becomes the deictic audience, as the performer looks directly into the camera and performs to it.
The 1930s through the 1960s are considered to be the golden age of the musical film, when the genre's popularity was at its highest in the Western world.
Musical short films were made by Lee De Forest in 1923-24. After this, thousands of Vitaphone shorts (1926–30) were made, many featuring bands, vocalists and dancers, in
Action film is a film genre where one or more heroes is thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and frenetic chases. They tend to feature a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds, which may involve life-threatening situations, an evil villain, and/or being pursued, with victory achieved at the end after difficult physical efforts and violence. Story and character development are generally secondary to explosions, fist fights, gunplay and car chases.
While action films have traditionally been a reliable source of revenue for movie studios, relatively few action films garner critical praise, mainly because of their two-dimensional heroes or villains. Nevertheless, Hollywood has been making more action films than ever, in part because advancements in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required professional stunt crews and dangerous staging in the past. However, audience reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed, and films where computer animation is not believable are often met with criticism.
While action has long been an element of
Alexander Jennings Albrecht (born August 14, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television personality, actor and podcaster who resides in Brentwood a suburb of Los Angeles, California. He is best known for co-hosting the former G4techTV television program The Screen Savers, an hour-long computer and technology variety show, as well as the weekly podcast Diggnation and the weekday podcast The Totally Rad Show on the Revision3 network. On July 15, 2008, he released his new podcast/website Project Lore, all about World of Warcraft. Albrecht has expressed a penchant for dressing up as characters from Street Fighter, most recently appearing as Guile, although a much less muscular version.
Alex is the son of Dr. Mark Albrecht, former President of ILS, and Kathe Hicks Albrecht, past president of the Visual Resources Association, director of the Visual Resources Association Foundation, curator at American University in Washington, DC. Alex went to elementary school at Burgundy Farm Country Day School, and graduated from American University with a degree in computer science. He was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. Whilst at college Albrecht was a keen male cheerleader,
Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The word technology comes from Greek τεχνολογία (technología); from τέχνη (téchnē), meaning "art, skill, craft", and -λογία (-logía), meaning "study of-". The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology.
The human species' use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistorical discovery of the ability to control fire increased the available sources of food and the invention of the wheel helped humans in travelling in and controlling their environment. Recent technological developments, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet,
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing.
While often used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.
Creation of the term hip hop is often credited to Keith Cowboy, rapper with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. However, Lovebug Starski, Keith Cowboy, and DJ Hollywood used the term when the music was still known as disco rap. It is believed that Cowboy created the term while teasing a friend who had just joined the U.S. Army, by scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a
Kevin Rose (born Robert Kevin Rose, February 21, 1977) is an American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He also served as production assistant and co-host at TechTV's The Screen Savers. He is currently a venture partner at Google.
Rose was born in Redding, California and lived in Oregon before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent most of his childhood. He became an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Rose transferred to Vo-Tech High School in Las Vegas in 1992. He then attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas, majored in computer science but dropped out in 1998. He worked for two dot-com startups through CMGI.
Rose was hired as a production assistant for The Screen Savers. He began appearing on-air in "Dark Tip" segments and on Unscrewed with Martin Sargent, where he provided information on developing computing activities. He became a regular co-host when Leo Laporte left TechTV on March 31, 2004. On March 25, 2004, Comcast's G4 gaming channel announced a merger with TechTV, which resulted in a round of layoffs. Rose moved to Los Angeles to stay with G4. On May 22, 2005, Rose reached an agreement with G4 that
This is a list of Monster High webisodes. The Monster High franchise features consumer products such as stationery, bags, key chains, and various toys. The Monster High web series forms part of the franchise. Most of the main characters are children of the famous Universal Monsters. Monster High webisodes are available on the franchise's website which went live on May 5, 2010. One new webisode was added each Friday from May 5 to July 30, 2010.
Monster High is about Ghouls at school. It follows the life of Frankie Stein and her friends; Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Lagoona Blue, Cleo de Nile, Ghoulia Yelps, and Deuce Gorgon, and how they manage in high school. There are many other characters which appear throughout the series, such as Toralei Stripe, an evil were-cat whose primary objective is to make everyone miserable. The Monster High webisodes are used as a promotional tool for the Mattel's franchise. There is also a line of fashion dolls based on the characters from the webisodes. New webisodes are released every two Thursdays on their official website and YouTube Channel. Every Halloween, a TV special airs on Nickelodeon.
Moonwalk 1986 is a hilarious compilation of web videos starring a cast of action figures, space men travelling around the surface of the moon and having ridiculous conversations with one another. These astronauts talk about finding life in space in the kind of casual way that two friends might talk about it over coffee at a cafe, as though they had never thought to talk about it before they landed on the surface of the moon. Their goofy conversations include subjects such as Star Wars, talking to the President on the phone, and fake moon walks.
Thales of Miletus ( /ˈθeɪliːz/; Greek: Θαλῆς, Thalēs; c. 624 BC – c. 546 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition. According to Bertrand Russell, "Western philosophy begins with Thales." Thales attempted to explain natural phenomena without reference to mythology and was tremendously influential in this respect. Almost all of the other pre-Socratic philosophers follow him in attempting to provide an explanation of ultimate substance, change, and the existence of the world—without reference to mythology. Those philosophers were also influential, and eventually Thales's rejection of mythological explanations became an essential idea for the scientific revolution. He was also the first to define general principles and set forth hypotheses, and as a result has been dubbed the "Father of Science", though it is argued that Democritus is actually more deserving of this title.
In mathematics, Thales used geometry to solve problems such as calculating the height of pyramids and the distance of ships from the shore. He is credited with the
John Woo Yu-Sen SBS (born 1 May 1946) is a Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow-motion. Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.
Woo was born amidst the chaos of the Chinese Civil War in 1946. The Christian Woo family, faced with persecution during Mao Zedong's early anti-bourgeois purges after the communist revolution in China, fled to Hong Kong when he was five. Impoverished, the Woo family lived in the slums at Shek Kip Mei. His father was a teacher, though rendered unable to work by tuberculosis, and his mother was a
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele (stylized as ADELE), is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Her career in the US was boosted by a Saturday Night Live appearance in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele released her second album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equalling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. The album has also helped her receive numerous other awards, including two Brit Awards and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK; in the US the album has held the top
An animated cartoon is a film for the cinema, television or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one), which is made using drawings. This is distinct from the terms "animation" and "animated film," as not all follow this definition.
Although cartoons can use many different types of animation, they all fall under the traditional animation category.
Early examples of attempts to capture the phenomenon of motion into a still drawing can be found in paleolithic cave paintings, where animals are often depicted with multiple legs in superimposed positions, clearly attempting to convey the perception of motion.
The phenakistoscope (1832), zoetrope (1834) and praxinoscope (1877), as well as the common flip book, were early animation devices to produce movement from sequential drawings using technological means, but animation did not develop further until the advent of motion picture film.
The first animated projection (screening) was created in France, by Charles-Émile Reynaud, who was a French science teacher. Reynaud created the Praxinoscope in 1877 and the Théâtre Optique in December 1888. On 28 October 1892, he projected the first animation
Jimmy Wong is an American actor, musician, and filmmaker. He maintains the popular YouTube channel "jimmy", but also features in a new channel, Feast of Fiction. He is the younger brother of popular YouTuber Freddie Wong.
Wong grew up in Seattle, WA and then attended and graduated from Middlebury College in 2009. He now co-owns and runs Overcrank Media, a Los Angeles based media production company specializing in feature film and online video content, having produced an independent film titled Bear.
Jimmy majored in Theatre and Drama at Middlebury College. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles in 2010. His most notable roles to date have been as Ted Wong in the webseries VGHS directed by brother Freddie Wong and Fred Chu in the upcoming film John Dies at the End directed by Don Coscarelli. He has also been a host on Disney's Backstage Pass and starred in the XFX webseries Secret Weapon.
Wong's began focusing on singing while at Middlebury College. His sophomore year he joined the Middlebury College Mamajamas, a co-ed a cappella group. He took a break from the group his junior year after helping produce and organize the recording of the "Madras Album". He also performed on
Justine Ezarik (pronunciation: /iːˈzɛrɪk/; born March 20, 1984) is an American viral video comedian, and Internet personality. She is best known as iJustine, a lifecaster who communicates directly with her thousands of viewers on her Justin.tv channel, ijustine.tv. She has over 1,700 videos on YouTube alone, between her five YouTube channels (ijustine, ijustinegaming, ijustinesiphone, ijustinereviews, and otherijustine). Her videos have received more than 366 million views on YouTube alone. Her popularity is such that a video about her wanting to order a cheeseburger received 600,000 YouTube views in a week. She became famous in role variously described as a "lifecasting star," a "new media star," or one of the web's most popular lifecasters.
Ezarik is known for her "300-page iPhone bill", which followed the first month of service after the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. The viral video earned her international attention. She ranked among the top 1000 users in the world with over a 1.4 million Twitter followers, and almost 1.2 million subscribers to the iJustine YouTube channel who had combined for over 250 million video views. She has also guest-starred on the YouTube show
KillerApps.TV gives you a first look at the newest technology hitting the market throughout the year. We cover all the killer applications of technology, not just the mobile apps on your smart devices, but technology in your home, entertainment, gifts, health and more.
Michelle Phan (born April 11, 1987) is a Vietnamese-American make-up instructor who posts make-up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, sometimes under the online alias ricebunny. Phan attended Ringling College of Art and Design and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Phan was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vietnamese parents. She has one brother named Steve Phan, a sister-in-law Promise Tamang, who is also a make-up/hair instructor, and a half-sister called Christine Phan, who occasionally features in Promise's YouTube videos. Michelle lived in Massachusetts and California, before eventually settling in Tampa, Florida, where she attended high school. As a teenager, Phan originally intended to become a doctor at the request of her mother. However, she later convinced her mother to allow her to major in illustration. She was inspired by her mom's career as a nail technician. Formerly, she was a student and worked as a part-time waitress at a sushi restaurant.
Phan first began posting tutorials on her Xanga under the username Ricebunny. She later joined YouTube on July 18, 2006 and has created over 200 videos. As of February 2012, she has garnered over half a billion views and over
NIMBLE is a six-part narrative web-series that follows one man’s adventures as he uncovers a mystery hidden in the words of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
We completed the 20-minute pilot episode as a proof-of-concept in an effort to garner support for the remaining five episodes of the series. That episode can be viewed in its entirety here:
Please visit our IndieGoGo campaign at www.indiegogo.com/nimble to help us finish the rest of the series
White Collar Brawler is a documentary web series that follows two lifelong friends who decide to leave the office life behind and train to become amateur boxers — and fight each other in the ring. It’s “JustinTV” meets “Fight Club” — a story about a couple of suits looking for a life of substance. Episodes are released in real-time on Tuesdays and Fridays as the brawlers gear up for the fight of their lives.
Office shenanigans are at an all time high with "Work Related"! Meet the 30-something, comically-angry Arnold McKenzie played by Adam "A.C." Connie and the cute and lovable Terrance Lett played by Spencer Harlan: They are best friends who run a staffing agency, Jobs Inc. Helping people is their passion and they will let no one, not even themselves, get in their way.
Adam "A.C." Connie (Creator, Producer, Director & Writer) came up with "Work Related" after having a dream where he and a friend were trying to help Jane Curtain find a job. Having no experience in the world of entertainment, A.C. enlisted fellow comedian Shashank Maruvada and actor/comedian Spencer Harlan. Soon after, the production of the web series gained steam and a lot of support, and became what you see before you today. Follow us over the coming weeks through the story of Arnold and Terrance, and their dream to create the ultimate recruiting firm, Jobs, Inc. Support Work Related and share it with your friends!
Season one was funded out of pocket by A.C. and Shashank and now the show is looking to its audience to help create season two. A Kickstarter campaign is currently taking pledges until late September. Anyone interested in supporting the show can go to www.workrelatedtv.com/support-work-related to learn more. Supporters will be rewarded with items including; DVDs of season one, t-shirts, walk-on role opportunities, producer credits and more.
The cast includes fellow Dallas/Fort Worth area comedians and actors who portray the motley crew of Jobs Inc. First there's the payroll department which consists of Rob Jowles and Steve Mount, played by Keith Manning and Jeffery Jay, respectively. They are two accountants who were set up and sent to a minimum security prison for a white collar crime. The two walk around the office extorting coworkers via "fees and fines". Then there's recruiter number one, Paul Bhatt played by Shashank Maruvada. He's the straight laced, tight-ass who hates unprofessionalism and things that aren't work related. Katharine Franco plays recruiter number two, Rosalyn Rosetti. She's sexy and willing to do what it takes to get the job done, especially if it upsets Paul. Kerry McCormick plays Jobs Inc's business analyst, Ginger Love. She was hired by accident and has a temper; What a combination? Debbie Tate plays the receptionist, always smiling and ever pleasant Linda Bournes. Lastly there's Simon Galvan played by Nathan Guerra. Simon slaps people.
Episode 1 - The Pilot
Episode 2 - The Proposals
Episode 3 - The Regrets
Episode 4 - The Inappropriates
Episode 5 - The Aspirations
Episodes of Work Related can be seen on the show’s official website, www.workrelatedtv.com. Season two is currently in production.
"And Then the Rain Screamed for Love" is a mystical poem by the American author Aberjhani. It has been noted for its marked metaphysical qualities more often associated with non-western poets than American. It was originally published in VISIONS OF A SKYLARK DRESSED IN BLACK and later recorded on the spoken word CD The Goddess and the Skylark: Dancing in the Word Labyrinth.
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American Grammy Award-winning musician, rapper, actor, and record producer. He is best known for the song "Gangsta's Paradise", and the theme song for Kenan & Kel, a Nickelodeon show from 1996 to 2000.
He recorded two singles in 1987, titled "Watcha Gonna Do" and "You're Gonna Miss Me". Neither single was successful, but Coolio had made connections in the Los Angeles rap scene, and ended up joining the group WC and the Maad Circle in 1991. WC was the group's lead rapper, but Coolio was another rapper in the group. He had a few verses on the group's debut album, Ain't a Damn Thang Changed, including on the single "Dress Code". The album was regionally successful, but did not make much impact on a national scale.
Three years later in 1994, Coolio signed to Tommy Boy Records and released his debut solo album, It Takes a Thief. The lead single "Fantastic Voyage" was put into heavy rotation on MTV, and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Fantastic Voyage" would become one of the biggest rap singles of the year. The album also contained a few minor hits in "County Line" and "I Remember". It Takes
David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", a style characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. The surreal, and in many cases, violent, elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences.
Born to a middle-class family in Missoula, Montana, Lynch spent his childhood traveling around the United States, before going on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he first made the transition to producing short films. Deciding to devote himself more fully to this medium, he moved to Los Angeles, where he produced his first motion picture, the surrealist horror Eraserhead (1977). After Eraserhead became a cult classic on the midnight movie circuit, Lynch was employed to direct The Elephant Man (1980), from which he gained mainstream success. Then being employed by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, he proceeded to make two films: the science-fiction epic Dune (1984), which proved
Freezerburns is a frozen food review web show hosted by Gregory Ng. Calling himself the "Frozen Food Master," Ng eats and reviews various brands of frozen food, and assigns it a rating based on his opinion. The show started on his website, freezerburns.com, but has now expanded into YouTube, and joined Next New Networks' Hungry Nation channel, and can be seen on around 20 other websites. With 55,000 site visitors a month and 5,000 views per show, Freezerburns has attracted the attention of large food companies like Kraft and ConAgra, who have sent packages of frozen food to review. Freezerburns has been featured on a variety of news and blogs.
Gregory Ng, the self-proclaimed "Frozen Food Master," serves as the host for each episode of Freezerburns. Each episode begins with the Freezerburns theme song written and sung by independent artist Skyrmish. Along with written reviews available on the Freezerburns website, Greg hosts different types of reviews, among them full length reviews, one word reviews, "Fro-Down" reviews, which feature a comparison between two similar items, and Live reviews. Ng's style is relaxed, speaking casually to the audience. He displays the frozen dish, and,
Hulu is a website and over-the-top (OTT) subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, Nickelodeon, and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in Japan and the United States and its overseas territories. Hulu provides video in Flash Video format, including many films and shows that are available in 288p, 360p, 480p, and in some cases, 720p HD. Hulu also provides web syndication services for other websites including AOL, MSN, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo!, and Comcast's xfinityTV.
Hulu is a joint venture of NBCUniversal Television Group (Comcast/General Electric), Fox Broadcasting Company (News Corp) and Disney-ABC Television Group (The Walt Disney Company), with funding by Providence Equity Partners, the owner of Newport Television, which made a US$100 million equity investment and received a 10% stake.
The name Hulu comes from two Mandarin Chinese words, húlú (葫芦/葫蘆), "calabash; bottle gourd", and hùlù (互录/互錄), "interactive recording". The company blog explains:
In Mandarin, Hulu has two interesting
Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humors (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), control human health and emotion.
People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. The majority of people are able to experience humour, i.e., to be amused, to laugh or smile at something funny, and thus they are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person will find something humorous depends upon a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick, such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or cartoons such as Tom and Jerry. Satire may rely more on understanding the target of the humour and thus tends to appeal to more mature audiences.
Many theories exist
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their following studio album Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart.
Having adapted nu metal and rap metal to a radio-friendly yet densely layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album Minutes to Midnight (2007). The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third-best debut week of any album that year. The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types in their fourth album A Thousand Suns (2010), layering their music with more electronic sounds and beats. Their most recent work Living Things (2012) combines musical elements from all of their
Michael Austin Cera ( /ˈtʃɛrə/; born June 7, 1988) is a Canadian actor best known for his roles in Arrested Development, Youth in Revolt, Superbad, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Juno. In 2010, he won the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Linda, a native of Quebec, and Luigi Cera, a technician who is originally from Sicily. His parents both worked for Xerox. Cera has an older sister, Jordan, and a younger sister, Molly. He became interested in acting after viewing Ghostbusters repeatedly when sick with the chicken pox at the age of three. He memorized all the dialogue and idolized Bill Murray. He enrolled in The Second City Toronto and took improvisation classes.
He attended Conestoga Public School, Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School and Heart Lake Secondary School until grade nine, but then completed school online through grade 12.
His first role was an unpaid appearance in a Tim Hortons summer camp commercial. That eventually led to a Pillsbury commercial in which he poked the Pillsbury Doughboy, his first role with lines.
Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael 1 and 2 are two poems composed to commemorate the life and death of Michael Jackson. The fist poems begins with a quote by Jackson and is followed by 10 original haikus. The second poem contains a quote from Jackson with one original haiku. It was initially published in the book The River of Winged Dreams by Aberjhani and later adapted into a video with text, music, and images of Jackson.
Pilot Season is a television miniseries written by Charles Fisher and Sam Seder and directed by Seder. It followed on from the 1997 film Who's the Caboose? and again had the character Susan Underman played by Sarah Silverman
A short film is any film not long enough to be considered a feature film. No consensus exists as to where that boundary is drawn: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". The term featurette originally applied to a film longer than a short subject, but shorter than a standard feature film.
The increasingly rare term short subject means approximately the same thing. An industry term, it carries more of an assumption that the film is shown as part of a presentation along with a feature film. Short is an abbreviation for either term. Short films can be professional or amateur productions. Short films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals. Short films are often made by independent filmmakers for non profit, either with a low budget, no budget at all, and in rare cases big budgets. Short films are usually funded by film grants, non profit organizations, sponsor, or out of pocket funds. These films are used by indie filmmakers to prove their talent in order to gain funding for future films from private investors, entertainment
Smosh is a web-based comedy duo consisting of Ian Hecox (born November 30, 1987) and Anthony Padilla (born September 16, 1987). Padilla first began posting flash movies on Newgrounds in early 2003, under the name Smosh. He was later joined by his friend Ian Hecox. Soon afterward they began to post videos on YouTube in the autumn of 2005 and became one of the most popular channels on that site, with more than 5.4 million subscribers and 1.7 billion video views as of October 2012.
Seven Smosh-related channels exist on YouTube, though only four are very active. The base "Smosh" channel, where both Hecox and Padilla post their skits and other videos, has new videos every Friday. From "IanH" (used at first for vlogs and other non-scripted videos), the pair upload their side series "Ian is Bored" on Mondays and "Lunchtime with Smosh" on Thursdays, while their associate performer Mari does "Smosh Pit Weekly" videos on Saturday. On "ElSmosh", the duo uploads old episodes on Wednesdays and new episodes on Sundays that have been dubbed over in Spanish. "Shut Up! Cartoons" airs a number of animated series, created by different animators, it uploads videos on weekdays. "SmoshGames" uploads
Tara Elizabeth Conner (born December 18, 1985) is an American beauty queen and model, who was Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. Apart from her role as Miss USA, Conner has been employed as a model. She was a featured model on the HDNet series Bikini Fantasies in 2004, posing in Lake Tahoe. She has also held the titles Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002, Miss Kentucky County Fair 2004, and Miss Kentucky USA 2006.
In late 2006, Conner became the center of a public scandal when news reports claimed she had been drinking underage, tested positive for the use of cocaine, heroin and crystal meth, and kissed Miss Teen USA Katie Blair, among other things. She was allowed to retain her title, provided she enter a drug rehabilitation program. On The Oprah Winfrey Show, Donald Trump said that he gave a second chance to Conner for personal reasons. His brother Fred died from alcoholism and Trump said, "I believe in second chances, and sometimes it works when you give somebody a second chance."
After she was born in Dallas, Texas, Conner's family moved to Russell Springs, Kentucky, when she was six weeks old. Tara Conner stated that she started
Tragedy (Ancient Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia, "he-goat-song") is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in the viewing. While many cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, the term tragedy often refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of Western civilization. That tradition has been multiple and discontinuous, yet the term has often been used to invoke a powerful effect of cultural identity and historical continuity—"the Greeks and the Elizabethans, in one cultural form; Hellenes and Christians, in a common activity," as Raymond Williams puts it.
From its obscure origins in the theaters of Athens 2,500 years ago, from which there survives only a fraction of the work of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, through its singular articulations in the works of Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Racine, and Schiller, to the more recent naturalistic tragedy of Strindberg, Beckett's modernist meditations on death, loss and suffering, and Müller's postmodernist reworkings of the tragic canon, tragedy has remained an important
Wainy Days is an internet video series starring David Wain that is hosted on the website, My Damn Channel. The web series follows a fictionalized version of Wain through his everyday life as he tries to form relationships with numerous women and discusses his problems with his friends at the sweatshop where he works. Elizabeth Banks, Jonah Hill, Julie Bowen, Megan Mullally, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Amanda Peet, Rosemarie DeWitt, Elizabeth Reaser, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Josh Charles, Lucy Punch, A.D. Miles, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and various other Stella/The State/Wet Hot American Summer alum have all guest-starred in various episodes. A DVD containing the first four seasons was released February 14, 2012.
In 2008, Wainy Days won an award and an official honoree from The Webby Awards:
Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis ( /ˌɡælɨfəˈnækɨs/ GAL-i-fə-NAK-iss; born October 1, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and pianist known for his numerous film and television appearances including his own Comedy Central Presents special. He garnered attention for his role as Alan Garner in the comedy film The Hangover and The Hangover Part II directed by Todd Phillips. He also co-starred in Phillip's comedy road trip movie Due Date.
Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother, Mary Frances (née Cashion), ran a community center for the arts, and his father, Harry Galifianakis, was a heating oil vendor. Galifianakis' paternal grandparents emigrated from Crete, Greece, and Galifianakis was baptized in his father's Greek Orthodox faith. His mother is of Scots-Irish descent. He has two siblings, a younger sister, Merritt, and an older brother, Greg. His cousin is Washington Post cartoonist Nicholas Galifianakis. His uncle, Nick Galifianakis, was a congressman from North Carolina between 1967 and 1973. He attended Wilkes Central High School, and subsequently attended but did not graduate from North Carolina State University, where he was a communications